Lamproptera curius curius  (Fabricius, 1787)

Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Un. Lamproptera curius curius ♀ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♀ Un.
♂, Nan, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Un. Lamproptera curius curius ♀ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♀ Un.
♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. ♀, Bin Thuan, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Un. Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Un.
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

ON : Papilio curius Fabricius, 1787
OD : Mantissa Ins. 2:9.
TL : Siam.
Distribution : India to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia, C. to S.Vietnam, Langkawi, W.Malaysia,
Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Palawan.
● ssp.curius
ssp.walkeri
Lamproptera curius curius Map

Synonym

Leptocircus curius tutationis Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Soc. ent. 24(9):68. TL. Java ; Sumatra ; S.Borneo ; Malay Pen ; Palawan. (NHML)


Type Material Information

tutationis ; ♂, Type, Java merid. Palabuan, 1892. H.Fruhstorfer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Leptocircus curius curius ; Godfrey,1916 : 113. (Muak Lek; Pak Jong)
Leptocircus curius curius ; Godfrey,1930 : 220. (Prae; Muak Lek; Chonburi: Sriracha; Kambengpet: Me Wong)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Pinratana,1977 : 64, figs.P57,♂,♂(Un). (all over)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 38,47, pl.52, fig.63,♂. (Chiang Mai; Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi; Kanchanaburi; Phetchaburi; Ratchaburi; Ranong; Yala)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 122. (Kanchanaburi)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 4, 6, figs.72,♂,♀. (Nan: Doi Phu Kha)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Les Day,2011- : Samui Butterflies, figs. (Koh Samui) (accessed: 2022.10.29)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 140, figs.♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Suthep; Phu Khiewo; Khao Yai; Sarika; Nakohn Nayork; Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Pliewn WF; Khao Khiewo; Sai York Noi; Erawan WF; Khao Phang WF; Than To WF.)
Lamproptera curius curius ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Nakhon Nayok; Chanthaburi) (accessed: 2022.10.29)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 170-171, figs.Abb.Pa-142-144, 309-310 (Khao Yai). (Phang Nga)

[ LAOS ]
Lamproptera curius curius ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 48, pl.14, figs.5,♂,6,♂(Un). (Tha Ngone; Vientiane; Luang Prabang; Hat Pho)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 201, pl.23, fig.♂. (Lak Sao)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 39. (Namdhua; Nhahin; Laksao)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 295-296. (Thabok; Lak Sao; Hinboun)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Onodera,2009b : 34-35. (Vientinane: Namsong Riverside)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.
Lamproptera curius curius ; Onodera,2022 : pl.45, figs.♂,♂(Un), text:12. (Vientiane)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 128. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Leptocircus curius curius ; Metaye,1957 : 84. (C / S) (in part)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Shinkai,1999 : 63-64. (S: Bao Lac)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006 : 10, fig.Pa-33,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Lamproptera curius ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 38. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Huong Thuy; Bach Ma)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2007c : 36, fig.Pa-33,♀. (Bin Thuan: Dong Tien)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 98-99. (throughout Vietnam) (in part)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (C / S) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 10♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 6♂ 7♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Kanchanaburi : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 2♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nakhon Nayok : 1♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 10♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 3♂ (incl.photo by M.Hayashi).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 2♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : 13♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 1♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bin Thuan : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.30m - 1200m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Fabricius, J.C.,1787 : Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis,
differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.
Copenhagen, Christ. Gottl. Proft 8vo 1:xx+348pp ; 2:[2]+382pp

Fruhstorfer, H.,1909 : Neue Leptocircus - Rassen.
Soc. ent. 24(9):68 ; 24(10):76.


Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Lamproptera curius curius ♀
♂, Phetchabun, Thailand. ♀, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by K.Phongpiyamit)
Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Lamproptera curius curius ♂
♂, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. ♂, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
Lamproptera curius curius ♂ Lamproptera curius curius ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand.

1996.10.08 - 2022.11.30.

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