Aporia gigantea gigantea  Koiwaya, 1993

Aporia gigantea gigantea ♂ Up. Aporia gigantea gigantea ♂ Un. Aporia gigantea gigantea ♀ Up. Aporia gigantea gigantea ♀ Un.
♂, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito) ♀, Lao Cai, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)
Aporia gigantea gigantea ♀ Up. Aporia gigantea gigantea ♀ Un.
♀, Ha Giang, Vietnam. (photo by K.Saito)

ON : Aporia gigantea Koiwaya, 1993
OD : Studies of Chinese Butterflies 2:91-95, col.pl.26,figs.166-171,
col.pl.27,figs.174-181, figs.296-304, 338,map.
TL : Sichuan, China.
Distribution : N.Vietnam, Sichuan.
Aporia gigantea gigantea map

Type Materials Information

Holotype ♂, Jul.1982. Emei Shan, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya)
Paratypes :
1♀ (Allotype), Jul.1982. Emei Shan, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya)
57♂ 9♀, Emei Shan, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya) ; 3♂ 11♀, Qingchengshan, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya) ; 55♂ 2♀, Kangding, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya) ;
1♀, Gongga Shan, Sichuan. (in coll. S.Koiwaya) ; 1♂, Ginfushan, Nanchuan, Sichuan. (ZSBS)


Records taken from Literature

[ VIETNAM ]
Aporia gigantea ; Funahashi,2003 : 16. (Hajiang)
Aporia gigantea ssp. ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 16. (N: Ha Giang; Lao Cai)


Specimens Examined

[ VIETNAM ]
Ha Giang : 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Lao Cai : 1♂ 1♀.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes

The population in N.Vietnam is also rather highly variable. I tentatively treat it as the nominotypical subspecies, but further taxonomic study is needed.


Literature

Koiwaya, S.,1993 : Descriptions of Three New Genera, Eleven New Species and Seven New Subspecies of Butterflies from China.
Studies of Chinese Butterflies 2:43-111, col.pl.9-27.


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