Graphium delessertii delessertii  (Guerin-Meneville, 1839)

Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Un. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Up. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Un. Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ genitalia Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ genitalia
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂ genitalia, Narathiwat, Thailand.

ON : Papilio delessertii Guerin-Meneville, 1839
OD : Revue Zool. 1839:233-235.
TL : Penang, Malaysia.
Distribution : P.Thailand (Krabi and Southward),
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Banka,
Java, Natuna.
Graphium delessertii delessertii Map

Synonyms

Papilio laodocus De Haan, 1840 : Verh. Nat. Ges. Ned. overz. Bez. :42-43, pl.8, fig.5,♂,♂(Un). TL. Java. (homonym)
Papilio melanides Erichson, 1843 : Arch. Naturgesch. 9(2):248. (homonym)
Papilio dehaani Wallace, 1865 : Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 25(1):62. TL. Malacca; Borneo; Java. (homonym)
Papilio catoris Grose-Smith, 1892 : Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)10:426-427. TL. Pingas and Penungah, North-east Borneo. (♀, NHML)
Papilio delesserti [sic] sacerdotalis Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 22(41):170. TL. N.O.Sumatra. (NHML)
Papilio delesserti [sic] labienus Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Ent. Zeit. 22(41):170. TL. Java.


Type Materials Information

catoris ; ♀, Type HT (red), 27.Mar.1891. N.Borneo. (NHML, examined)
sacerdotalis ; ♂, Type (red), W.Sumatra. Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Papilio delessertii delessertii ; Pendlebury,1923 : 25. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang)
Papilio delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 220. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Luang; Satun: Ban Ton)
Papilio delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Godfrey,1932a : 264. (P)
Graphium delesserti delesserti [sic] ; Pinratana,1977 : 62, figs.P53,♂,♂(Un). (Nakhon Sri Thammarat; Yala)
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 35,45, pl.63, figs.53,♂,♀. (Trang; Satun; Yala)
Paranticopsis delessertii delessertii ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 116, pl.30, figs.P61,♂,♀. ('Ranong')
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 136, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Ka Chong; Sai Kao WF; Satun; Than To WF.)
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 116, pl.30, figs.P61,♂,♀. ('Ranong')
Graphium delessertii delessertii ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Krabi; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Yala; Narathiwat) (accessed: 2022.09.02)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Nakhon Si Thammarat : 1♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 16♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Narathiwat : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.100m - 700m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water. Females mimic Ideopsis gaura (Danainae) and are completely indistinguishable from it in flight.
EK-Amnuay,[2007],2012 recorded it from 'Ranong', however it is considered rather doubtful. Hitherto no one has seen any specimens from Ranong area. Further distributional research is needed.


Literature
Guerin-Meneville, F.E.,1839 : Description d'un Papillion nouveau decouvert par M.Adolphe Delessert, dans I'ile de Pulo- Pinang.
Revue Zool. 1839:233-235.

De Haan, W.,1840 : in Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkindige Commissie in Indie en andere Schrijvers.
vol.2 (Zoologie) : 248pp, 23 cpl, C.J.Temminck, Leiden.

Erickson, W.F.,1843 : Beitrag zur Insecten-Fauna von Angola, in besounderer Beziehung zur geographischen Verbreitung der Insecten in Afrika.
Arch. Naturgesch. 9(2):199-267.

Wallace, A.R.,1865 : On the phenomena of variation and geographical distribution as illustrated by the Papilionidae of the Malayan Region.
Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 25(1):1-71, pls.1-8.

Grose-Smith, H.,1892 : Descriptions of Three new Species of Butterflies captured by Mr. D.Cator in British North Borneo. in the collection of Mr. Grose Smith.
Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6)10:426-428.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue Papilioniden des indo-australischen Faunengebietes.
Ent. Zeit. 22(41):169-170.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂ Graphium delessertii delessertii ♂
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.
Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀ Graphium delessertii delessertii ♀
♀, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

1996.10.08 - 2022.09.30.

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