Papilio prexaspes andamanicus  Rothschild, 1908

Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ♂ Un. Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ♂ Un.
♂, Phang Nga, Thailand. ♂, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Papilio fuscus andamanicus Rothschild, 1908
OD : Novit. zool. 15:171.
TL : Andamans. (NHML)
Distribution : Andaman Is., P.Thailand (Ranong to Surat Thani).
● ssp.pitmani
ssp.intricatus
ssp.duboisi
ssp.andamanicus
ssp.prexaspes
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus Map

Type Material Information

♂, Andaman Is. (in coll. Rothschild, NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 23,42 pl.35, fig.28a♂ ; pl.36, fig.28a♂(Un). (Ranong)
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 90, pl.17, figs.P35a♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ; Les Day,2011-2022 : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui)
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 127.
Papilio prexaspes andamanicus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 90, pl.17, figs.P33a♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang Nga : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is uncommon in montane forest at low elevations (Alt.20m - 50m). Males form flight paths along streams or forest edges, and come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water. Only a few specimens have been obtained from Ranong to Surat Thani and the white markings on the UpH are rather variable. A specimen from Ranong shown above seems to be intermediate between ssp.pitmani and ssp.andamanicus. Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Rothschild, L.W.,1908 : New Forms of Oriental Papilios.
Novit. zool. 15:165-174.

Hancock, D.L.,1992 : The Princeps fuscus complex (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
Aust. ent. Mag. 19(1)May 1992:1-8.


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