Meandrusa lachinus aribbas  (Fruhstorfer, 1909)

Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by K.Saito) ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (RIEB) ♂, Tak, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Un.
♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Un.
♂, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♀ Un.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Papilio gyas aribbas Fruhstorfer, 1909
OD : Ent. Zeit. 22(43):177.
TL : Upper Burma. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, N.Vietnam,
S.Yunnan.
● ssp.aribbas
ssp.sukkiti
ssp.helenusoides
ssp.nagamasai
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas Map

Type Material Information

♂, Holotype ; Type (red), Upper Burma. Fruhstorfer. det. Chr.L.Hauser,1994. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio gyas gyas ; Godfrey,1930 : 216-217. (Chiang Mai: 'Chiang Dao')
Meandrusa gyas gyas ; Pinratana,1977 : 63, not fig. (no loc.)
Meandrusa sciron aribbas ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 30,44, pl.53, figs.42a♂,♀. (Chiang Mai)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 106, pl.25, figs.P50a♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 130, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 106, pl.25, figs.P47a♂,♂,♂(Un),♀,♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok; Doi Inthanon)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Kamphaeng Phet) (accessed: 2022.05.19)

[ VIETNAM ]
Meandrusa sciron ; Shinkai,1999 : 59. (N: Mt.Tam Dao; Mt.Pia Oac)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 71-72, pl.22, figs.a♂,b♀. (N: Tam Dao; Hoang Lien; Ba Be)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 13. (N)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Chiang Mai : 13♂ 3♀ (RIEB) (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kamphaeng Phet : 3♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂ (RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chaiyaphum : 1♂ (NHML).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lao Cai : 1♂ 2♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ha Giang : 1♂ 2♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Vinh Phuc : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally very common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.1000m - 2200m) and is frequently found on top of mountains. Males are territorial on trees at hilltops and fly in circles for long hours in their territorial space, and occasionally come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Godfrey,1930 recorded it from 'Chiang Dao', however it has not been confirmed since then at all. The populations in N.Vietnam have slightly different wing shapes, especially in N.E.Vietnam, with broader forewing and the tail is shorter and rod-shaped. It seems to be a transition to the population in Guangxi, China. In addition, the population from W.Thailand to Dawna range, S.Myanmar have similar shape of tail to those of ssp.nagamasai. Further taxonomic study and distributional research are needed.


Literature

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


Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂ Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂
♂ vs ♂ (territorial fights), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)
Meandrusa lachinus aribbas ♂
♂, Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1996.10.07 - 2022.05.31.

A Check list of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM. Copyright © 1996- Y.Inayoshi.