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Sericinus montela Gray, 1852 [1853]

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Sericinus montela Gray, 1852 [1853]: 78, pl. XIII, fig. 1, 2.
Type locality: Northern China
Type: Syntypes: Northern China, in the valleys among the hills, leg. Fortune, in coll. NHM, London (Häuser et al. 2005)

Habit:

S. montela amurensis : without data : Japan : Japan : without data
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Description of adults: Original description from Gray (1852 [1853]): "Like S. Telamon; but the primary wings have a large subtriangular black spot at the base, which is divided into three spots by the nervures; the anterior margin is slightly edged, and the exterior margin partly bordered with a broad margin of black; and the markings are generally more prominent, though in a few specimens they vary slightly in size and number. The secondary wings have a broad band obliquely across the costal area, and the crimson band at the anal angle is broader and sometimes very pale in colour."

Distribution:

The species is distributed in eastern Russia, China, North and South Korea (Häuser et al. 2005), as well as in Japan.

Diagnosis:

Due to its characteristical habit with the long tails on the hindwings, the species is unmistakeable.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Gray, J. E. 1852 [1853]. Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Papilionidae. Taylor & Francis, London, 81 pp., 15 pl.
Häuser, C. L., J. Holstein & A. Steiner 2005. The Global Butterfly Information System. http://www.globis.insects-online.de. Last updated 14.04.2011 [online 15 January 2013].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2011.05.26
Kurz Michael: 2013.03.05
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.20
not reviewed

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