Papilio prexaspes duboisi  Vitalis, 1914

Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Un. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Un.
♂, Dong Nai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Dong Nai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Un. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Up. Papilio prexaspes duboisi ♂ Un.
♂, Dong Nai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Dong Nai, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Papilio hipponous var.duboisi Vitalis, 1914
OD : in Dubois & Vitalis, Annls. Soc. ent. Belg. 58: 149.
TL : Thado, Annam.
Distribution : Vietnam.
● ssp.pitmani
ssp.intricatus
ssp.duboisi
ssp.andamanicus
ssp.prexaspes
Papilio prexaspes duboisi Map

Synonym

Papilio hipponous var.montpezati Vitalis, 1919 : Essai d'un Traite D'Entomologie Indochinoise : 213-214. TL. Tado, Annam.


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Papilio hipponous duboisi ; Metaye,1957 : 82. (C)
Papilio fuscus prexaspes ; Metaye,1957 : 82. (S)
Princeps prexaspes duboisi ; Hancock,1992 : 4, figs.1,♂,♂(Un). (S: Trang Bom Forest)
Papilio prexaspes duboisi ; Cotton & Racheli,2006 : 152-153. (Dong Nai)
Papilio prexaspes montpezati ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 57-59, pl.14, figs.2a♂,2b♂(Un),2c♂,2d♂(Un). (S: Phuoc Buu; Dinh Quan; Trang Bom; Cat Tien)
Papilio prexaspes duboisi ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 37, figs.Pa-37,♂,♀. (Dong Nai: Thac Mai)
Papilio prexaspes duboisi ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 12. (C / S)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Cochin China-Annam border : 2♂ (NHML).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lam Dong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Dong Nai : 8♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is rather localized and found in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.200m - 1200m).
Two specimens were captured at Di Linh, Lam Dong, 1200m; one is the same as the population in Dong Nai, but the other is considered identical to ssp.pitmani. This is very interesting, either these are variations of duboisi or ssp.pitmani is entering this area. Furthermore, there are two male specimens in the NHML that were collected in " Cochinchina - Annam border". They are closer to variation of pitmani and differ from the specimens shown above. I tentatively treat these as duboisi, but further taxonomic study and distributional surveys are needed.


Literature

Dubois, E. & Vitalis, de S.R.,1914 : Contribution a la "Faune Entomologique de l'Indochine Francaise".
Annls. Soc. ent. Belg. 58:146-151.

Dubois, E. & Vitalis, de S.R.,1919 : Contribution a la "Faune Entomologique de l'Indochine Francaise".
Essai d'un Traite D'Entomologie Indochinoise. 210-240.
Imprimerie Minsang, Hanoi.

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

Monastyrskii, A.L. & Devyatkin, A.L.,2003 :
New taxa and new records of butterflies from Vietnam, 2 (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera)
Atalanta (Augst 2003)34(1/2):75-109, 5 col.pls.


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