Lamproptera curius walkeri  (Moore, 1902)

Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Un. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♀ Up. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♀ Up.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. ♀, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Un. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Up. Lamproptera curius walkeri ♂ Up.
♂, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Ninh Binh, Vietnam. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Leptocircus walkeri Moore, 1902
OD : Lep. Ind. 5:137.
TL : Hong Kong. (NHML)
Distribution : N.Vietnam, S.E.Yunnan, Hainan,
Hong Kong, S.China.
● ssp.curius
ssp.walkeri
Lamproptera curius walkeri Map

Synonym

Leptocircus curius magistralis Fruhstorfer, 1909 : Soc. ent. 24(9):68. TL. Mongtse and Manhao, Yunnan, China. (♂♀, NHML)


Type Materials Information

walkeri ;
♀, Type (red), #149657, Mar.92. Hong Kong, J.J.Walker (NHML, examined)
2♀, Cotype (yellow), Mar.92. Hong Kong, J.J.Walker (NHML, examined)
magistralis ;
Syntype ♀, Type (red), #149655, Mengtzee, Yunnan. (NHML, examined) ;
Syntype ♂, #149654, Mengtzee, Yunnan. (NHML, examined) / これはタイプ?


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Leptocircus curius walkeri ; Jordan,1909 : 108. (Tonkin)
Papilio curius f.walkeri ; Dubois & Vitalis,1914 : 151. (Tonkin)
Papilio curius f.walkeri ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 16. (Tonkin)
Leptocircus curius walkeri ; Metaye,1957 : 84. (N)
Lamproptera curius curius ; Ikeda et al.,1998 : 17, figs.5:15,♂,16,♂,17,♂(Un),18,♀,10:23(♂genitalia). (Cuc Phuong)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Shinkai,1999 : 63-64. (N: Tam Dao)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Luong et al.,2004 : 2, 29, figs.♀[♂],♀[♂](Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Lamproptera megtes virescens ; Luong et al.,2004 : 2, 29, figs.♀,♀(Un). (Cuc Phuong)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 98-99, pl.31, fig.3(Type,♀,HongKong). (throughout Vietnam)
Lamproptera curius walkeri ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (N) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Vinh Phuc : 2♂ 2♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ninh Binh : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations. Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.


Literature

Moore, F.,1901-1902 : Lepidoptera Indica. vol.V. Rhopalocera, Family Nymphalidae, Riodinidae, Papilionidae.
5:1-96, 1901; 97-225, 1902. L.Reeve & Co., London.

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

Jordan, K.,1909 : Die Indo-Australische Tagfalter. Papilionidae in Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde
9:105-112.


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