Graphium arycles rama  Felder & Felder, 1860

Graphium arycles rama ♂ Up. Graphium arycles rama ♂ Un. Graphium arycles rama ♂ Up. Graphium arycles rama ♂ Un.
♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. ♂, Yala, Thailand.
Graphium arycles rama ♂ Up. Graphium arycles rama ♂ Un. Graphium arycles rama ♂ genitalia Graphium arycles rama ♂ genitalia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Ranong, Thailand.

ON : Papilio rama Felder & Felder, 1860
OD : Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):394.
TL : Malacca. (♂, NHML)
Distribution : S.Myanmar, P.Thailand (Phetchaburi and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Banka.
● ssp.arycles
ssp.rama
Graphium arycles rama Map

Synonym

Papilio arycles ab.incertus Fruhstorfer, 1899 : Soc. ent. 14(7):49. TL. Patria ignot. Singapore, Banka(?), Nias(?). (♂, NHML)


Type Materials Information

rama ; ♂, Type, Malacca inter. Felder Colln. (NHML, examined)
incertus ; ♂, Type HT (red), #149420, E.Museo Singapore. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Graphium arycles arycles ; Pinratana,1977 : 59, figs.P49b♂,♂(Un). (S / 'East' [loc.err.])
Graphium arycles arycles ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 37,46, pl.68, figs.68,♂,♂(Un). (Ranong; Satun; Yala)
Graphium arycles arycles ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 122, pl.33, figs.P70a♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Ranong)
Graphium arycles arycles ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 139, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Khlong Naka; Kam Puang; Tarutao Is; Than To WF.)
Graphium arycles arycles ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 120, pl.33, figs.P67a♂,♂(Un),♂(Un). (Ranong)
Arisbe arycles rama ; Page & Treadaway,2014 : 277. (S)
Arisbe arycles arycles ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 167-168, figs.Abb.Pa-129-131, 285-289. (Phang Nga)
Graphium arycles rama ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2022- : Butterflies of Thailand, fig. (Yala) (accessed: 2022.10.20)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 9♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Surat Thani : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Krabi : 1♂ (photo by A.Giudici).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally not rare in montane forest at low elevations (alt.10m - 350m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Page & Treadaway,2014 considered the type locality of arycles as Annam, Cochinchina or Cambodia. I agree with their treatment, considering the pattern of red markings on the UnH in the original description as the decisive basis.

The difference between ssp.arycles and ssp.rama.
Graphium arycles arycles UnH Graphium arycles rama UnH
arycles UnH, Trat, Thailand. rama UnH, Yala, Thailand.


Literature

Felder, C. & Felder, R.,1860 : Lepidoptera nova in paeninsula Malayica collecta diagnosibus instructa.
Wien. ent. Monats. 4(12):394-402.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1899 : Drei neue Papilios.
Soc. ent. 14(7):49.

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 arycles rama ♂ Graphium arycles rama ♂
♂, Krabi, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici) ♂, Surat Thani, Thailand. (photo by A.Giudici)

1993.10.08 - 2022.10.31.

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