Lamproptera meges annamiticus  (Fruhstorfer, 1909)

Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Un. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♀ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♀ Un.
♂, Dong Nai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lam Dong, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Un. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Un.
♂, Hinboun, Laos. (photo by A.M.Cotton) ♂, Mukdahan, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Un. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Up. Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Un.
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. (photo by A.M.Cotton)

ON : Leptocircus meges annamiticus Fruhstorfer, 1909
OD : Soc. ent. 24(9):68.
TL : S.Annam. (NHML)
Distribution : S.E. & E.Thailand, Cambodia, C. to S.Laos,
S.Vietnam.
● ssp.virescens
ssp.pallidus
ssp.annamiticus
Lamproptera meges annamiticus Map

Type Material Information

♂, Type, #149278, Feb. Xom-Gom, Sud-Annam. H.Fruhstofer (NHML, examined)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Godfrey,1916 : 113. (Chonburi: Sriracha)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Godfrey,1930 : 220. (Pak Jong; Muak Lek; Chonburi: Sriracha)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Pinratana & Eliot,1992 : 38,47. (Chonburi; Chanthaburi)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2000 : 251, fig.45,♂. (Mukdahan: Phu Mu)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Yamaguchi & Aoki,2002 : 16,18. (Mukdahan: Ban Na Lak; Ubon Ratchathani: Kaeng E-Keow)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Yamaguchi, Aoki & Akiyama,2005 : 46. (Ubon Ratchathani: Phu Chong Na Yoi)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : 122, pl.34, figs.P73b♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Kimura et al.,2011 : 141, figs.♂,♂(Un). (Wan Nam Khiewo; Kao Soi Dao; Pliewn WF; Kratchin WF; Khao Khiewo)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 122, pl.34, figs.P70b♂,♂(Un). (Chanthaburi)

[ LAOS ]
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Nimura & Wakahara,2005 : 39. (Namdhua; Thabeng; Thakhek; Nhahin) (in part)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Cotton & Racheli,[2007] : 296-297. (Hinboun; Lak Sao)

[ CAMBODIA ]
Lamproptera meges annamitica ; Woodfield & Murton,2006 : fig.♂. (Botum Sakor NP.)
Lamproptera meges annamitica ; Onodera,2007 : 24,26, fig.9,♂. (Rattanakiri: Ou Chum)
'Leptocircus meges virescens' ; Monastyrskii et al.,2011 : 128. (Phnom Samkos W.S.)

[ VIETNAM ]
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Jordan,1909 : 108. (Annam) (in part)
Papilio meges f.virescens ; Dubois & Vitalis,1914 : 151. (Annam)
Leptocircus meges f.virescens ; Dubois & Vitalis,1921 : 16. (Annam)
Leptocircus meges virescens ; Metaye,1958b : 174. (Dinh Quan, Dong Nai)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Shinkai,1999 : 64. (S: Bao Lac) (in part)
Lamproptera meges annamiticus ; Miyazaki, Saito & Saito,2006 : 10, fig.Pa-32,♂. (Lam Dong: Dambri; Dai Duc Me)
Lamproptera meges ; Monastyrskii et al.,2006 : 38. (Thua Thien Hue: Nam Dong; A Luoi; Bach Ma)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Monastyrskii,2007 : 99, pl.31, fig.4,♂. (throughout the country)
Lamproptera meges virescens ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 15. (C / S) (in part)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mukdahan : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chanthaburi : 7♂ 1♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Xiang Khouang ; 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Bolikhamxai ; 3♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Khammouan : 5♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ VIETNAM ]
Lam Dong ; 5♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Dong Nai : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at low to moderate elevations (alt.150m - 600m). Males frequently come to the banks of streams and puddles to suck water.
The male examples from S.E.Thailand are slightly larger in size and have slightly broader discal black band on the UpF than populations from S.Vietnam to C.Laos. Further distributional research and taxonomic study are needed.


Literature

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.


Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂ Lamproptera meges annamiticus ♂
♂, Chanthaburi, Thailand. ♂ (right) with Lamproptera curius, 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.