Papilio bootes rubicundus  Fruhstorfer, 1909

Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Un. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♀ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♀ Un.
♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Un. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Un.
♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Un. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Up. Papilio bootes rubicundus ♂ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Papilio bootes rubicundus Fruhstorfer, 1909
OD : Ent. Zeit. 22(42):176.
TL : Tsekou. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : N.Vietnam, Yunnan.
● ssp.rubicundus
ssp.xamnuensis
Papilio bootes rubicundus Map

Type Material Information

♂, Type (red), #149358, Tsekou. P.Dubernard. 1898. (NHML, examined.)


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Papilio bootes ; Shinkai,1999 : 54. (N: Mt.Pia Oac)
Papilio bootes bootes ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 64, pl.18, figs.1a♂,1b♂(Un),1c♂(f.rubicundus). (N: Ngai Tio; Hoang Lien; Van Ban; Pia Oac) (in part)
Papilio bootes bootes ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 13. (N) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Tonkin ("Van Bu") : 1♂ (NHML).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lao Cai : 4♂ 1♀ (incl. NHML).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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Ha Giang : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The population from Lao Cai, N.W.Vietnam closely resembles the populations in W.Yunnan. The population from N. and N.E.Vietnam, Ha Giang to Cao Bang, have reduced white markings on the hindwing. and the specimen figured in Monastyrskii,2007 as f.rubicundus has no white spot. They are similar to ssp.nigricans in Sichuan. The white markings on the hindwings seem to reduce from west to east. It is unclear whether these are variations of the same subspecies or a different taxon. I tentatively treat them as ssp.rubicundus, however further taxonomic study with a large number of specimens is needed.


Literature

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue asiatische Papilio-Rassen
Ent. Zeit. 22(42):175-176 ; (43):177-179.


2022.03.31.

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