Meandrusa payeni ciminius  (Fruhstrofer, 1909)

Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Up. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Un. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♀ Up. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♀ Un.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Up. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Up. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Up. Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♀ Up.
♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB) ♀, Surat Thani, Thailand. (RIEB)

ON : Papilio payeni ciminius Fruhstrofer, 1909
OD : Ent. Zeit. 22(43):177.
TL : Padang, Sumatra ; Malaysia. (NHML)
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward),
W.Malaysia, N.W.Sumatra.
● ssp.amphis
ssp.langsonensis
ssp.ciminius
Meandrusa payeni ciminius Map

Type Materials Information

♀, Syntype (red), Oct.1921. South Korintji Valley, S.W.Sumatra. 2000 ft., C.F.& J.Pratt (NHML, examined)
♂, Syntype (yellow), labelled 'Paratype', W.Sumatra. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio payeni ; Pendlebury,1923 : 24. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 29,44, pl.52, fig.41b♂. (Ranong)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 104, pl.24, figs.P49b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 130, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Kao Poh Ta)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 104, pl.24, figs.P46b♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Ranong)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2023- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs., Early Stages. (Yala) (accessed: 2023.05.17)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Surat Thani : 21♂ 2♀ (RIEB)
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Si Thammarat : 8♂ (sighting by Y.Inayoshi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 3♂ 2♀ (incl. photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forests at moderate to high elevations (Alt. 700 - 1300m) and is frequently found on top of mountains. Both sexes visit flowers. Males form flight paths along mountain ridges, flying very fast and high, and never stoping. Occasionally it comes to streams to suck water.


Literature

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


Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂ Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♀ Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♀
♀, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)
Meandrusa payeni ciminius ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. (photo by S.Atdhabhan)

1996.10.08 - 2023.05.31.