Graphium eurypylus mecisteus  (Distant, 1885)

Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂ Up. Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂ Un. Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂ Up. Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Phang Nga, Thailand.

ON : Papiliio mecisteus Distant, 1885
OD : Rhop. malayana : 361, text-fig.108.
TL : Malay Pen.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Ranong and Southward), Langkawi,
W.Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Palawan.
● ssp.acheron
ssp.mecisteus
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus Map

Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ; Pinratana,1977 : 57, figs.P46b♂,♂(Un). (P)
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 36,46, pl.66, figs.58b♂,♂(aberration). (Ranong; Trang; Yala)
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 120, pl.32, figs.P67b♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 138, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Khlong Naka; Ka Chong; Than To WF.)
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 120, pl.32, figs.P64b♂,♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arisbe eurypylus mecisteus ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 165-166, figs.Abb.Pa-122-124 [123]. (Phang Nga)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phang Nga : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phuket : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 12♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

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Phetchaburi : 1♂ (photo by T.Aoyama).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low elevations (alt.30m - 350m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
The photo record from Phetchaburi is likely to be this taxon, however official identification is pending due to lack of specimens. A detailed comparison by specimen is needed.


Literature

Distant, W.L.,1882-1886 : Rhopalocera Malayana : a Description of the Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula.
London, Author, Penang, Logan : xvi+482+[4]pp, 46 pls.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1908 : Neue Papilio-Rassen aus der Eurypylus-Gruppe.
Ent. Zeit. 21(37):222.

Page, M.G.P. & Treadaway, C.G.,2014 : Revisional notes on the Arisbe eurypylus species group (Lepidoptera: Papilionidea: Papilionidae)
Stutt. Beit. Natur. Serie A, Neue Ser. 7:253-284.


Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂ Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ with bathycles, Yala, Thailand.
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus ♂
ssp. ♂ (center), Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by T.Aoyama)

1996.10.08 - 2022.06.30.

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