Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti  Nakano, 1995

Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Nan, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Up.
♂, Nan, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Nan, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Nan, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Un. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Un.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Champasak, Laos. (RIEB)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Uh. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♀ Un.
♂, Houaphan, Laos. (Photo by K.Saito) ♀, Houaphan, Laos. (Photo by K.Saito)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Uh. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Up. Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Un.
♂, Kon Tum, Vietnam. (Photo by K.Saito) ♂, Kon Tum, Vietnam. (Photo by K.Saito)

ON : Meandrusa gyas sukkiti Nakano, 1995
OD : Futao. 19:3, pl.2, figs.7(HT,♂), 8(HT,♂Un),
9(PT,♀), 10(PT,♀Un).
TL : Nan, N.E.Thailand. (♂)
Distribution : Thailand (Nan), Laos, C.Vietnam.
● ssp.aribbas
ssp.sukkiti
ssp.helenusoides
ssp.nagamasai
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti Map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Sep.1990. Nan, N.E.Thailand. (in coll. S.Nakano)
Paratypes 1♂ 1♀, Sep.1990. Nan, N.E.Thailand. (in coll. S.Nakano)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 106, pl.26, figs.P50c♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 130, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 106, pl.26, figs.P47c♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Phu Kha)

[ LAOS ]
Meandrusa sciron ssp. ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 200, pl.21, figs.♂,♂(dsf),♀. (Xam Neua; Lak Sao)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 333-334. (Xam Neua: Phou Phan; Lak Sao)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 41.

[ VIETNAM ]
Meandrusa lachinus ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 38. (Thua Thien Hue: Bach Ma)
Meandrusa lachinus ssp. ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 71-72, pl.22, fig.c♂. (C: Bach Ma; Ngoc Linh; Kon Cha Rang)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 71-72, pl.22, fig.d♀. (C: Vu Quang; Huong Son)
Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 13. (C: to Gia Lai)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nan : 24♂ 4♀ (RIEB) (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 1♂ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Champasak : 1♀ (RIEB).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Da Nang : 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kon Tum : 1♂ 1♀ (photo by K.Saito).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally very common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.1300m - 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.


Literature

Nakano, S.,1995 : A new subspecies of Meandrusa gyas found in N-E. Thailand. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
Futao 19:3-4.


Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂ Meandrusa lachinus sukkiti ♂
♂ (territorial behavior), Nan, Thailand.

1999.01.17 - 2022.05.31.

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