Lamproptera meges virescens  (Butler, [1870])

Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Un. Lamproptera meges virescens ♀ Up. Lamproptera meges virescens ♀ Un.
♂, Tak, Thailand. ♀, Nan, Thailand.
Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Un. Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Un.
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Phetchaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Leptocircus virescens Butler, [1870]
OD : Cat. diurn. Lep. Fabricius Br. Mus. :259.
TL : Moulmein. (NHML)
Distribution : Myanmar, Thailand, W.Laos,
Langkawi, W.Malaysia, [Singapore]
● ssp.virescens
ssp.pallidus
ssp.annamiticus
Lamproptera meges virescens Map

Type Material Information

♂, Type (red), Moulmein. (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Jordan,1909 : 108. (Siam)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Pendlebury,1923 : 25. (Nakhon Sri Thammarat: Khao Ram; Lan Saka)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Godfrey,1927 : 120. (N)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Godfrey,1930 : 220. (Prae; Nakhon Sri Thammarat)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Godfrey,1932a : 264. (P)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Pinratana,1977 : 64, figs.P58,♂,♂(Un). (all over)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 38,47, pl.52, fig.64,♂. (Chiang Mai; Kanchanaburi; Phitsanulok; Tak; Yala)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Katsuyama et al.,2005 : 64, fig.45,♀. (Umphang: Tha Sai)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 122, pl.34, fig.P73a♂ ; figs.P72,♂[♀],♂[♀](Un), as curius curius ] . (Wiang Pa Pao)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 141, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Doi Suthep; Thung Saleng Luang; Mae Sohd; Doi Musso; Thung Yai; Sai York Noi; Khlong Naka; Than To WF.)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 122, pl.34, fig.P70a♂. (Wiang Pa Pao)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Okamoto et al.,2013 : 6. (Kanchanaburi: Mae Klong Station)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; S.Sophonviwatkul, C.Sunthornwiphat & T.Laola,2015- : Butterflies of Thailand, figs. (Chiang Mai; Khon Kaen; Kanchanaburi; Phetchaburi) (accessed: 2022.10.29)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Küppers & Janikorn,2017 : 171, figs.Abb.Pa-038, 145[143]. (Phang Nga)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Chaianunporn & Chaianunporn,2019 : 87. (Chaiyaphum: Chulabhorn Dam)

[ LAOS ]
Leptocircus meges f.virescens ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 16. (Laos)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 48, col.pl.11,♂ ; pl.14, figs.7,♂,8,♂(Un). (Vientiane; Nam Moh; Luang Prabang; Hat Pho; Nam Ngum Dam)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 201, pl.23, fig.♂. (Thabok)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 39. (Thabok) (in part)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 296-297. (Thabok) (in part)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Onodera,2009b : 39-40. (Bolikhamxai: Thabok)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 42.
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Onodera,2022 : pl.45, figs.♂,♂(Un), text:12. (Bolikhamxai)


Specimens Examined

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

Chiang Rai : 8♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 11♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lampang : 10♂ 2♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phrae : 5♂ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 3♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchabun : 8♂ (photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Tak : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Phetchaburi : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Ranong : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Yala : 5♂ 1♀ (photo and photo by S.Atdhabhan).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai (Thabok) : 20♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to high elevations (alt.10m - 1600m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
Further distributional research and taxonomic study are needed.


Literature

Butler, A.G.,[1870] : Catalogueof diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British Museum.
British Museum, Londln : v + 303pp, 3 pls.

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


Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Lamproptera meges virescens ♀
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Lamproptera meges virescens ♀
♂, Yala, Thailand. ♀ (laying egg), Lampang, Thailand.
Lamproptera meges virescens ♂ Lamproptera meges virescens ♀+♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♀ with ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Lamproptera meges virescens ♀+♂ Lamproptera meges virescens ♀+♂
♀ with ♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1996.10.08 - 2022.11.30.

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