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Lamproptera meges (Zincken, 1831)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Papilio meges Zincken, 1831: 161, pl. 15, fig. 8.

Habit:

   
Indonesia, Sulawesi, Luwuk, 2007.11, coll. Michael Kurz underside: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Luwuk, 2007.11, coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   

Description of adults: Wingspan: 44 - 50 mm (Bingham 1907).

Distribution:

The species inhabits Burma, Tenasserim and extends its range into the Malayan subregion as far as Java (Bingham 1907).

Stages in development:

Egg: A female has been observed ovipositing at Illigera burmanica. The egg is spherical, smooth, pale green and almost transparent (Bingham 1907).

Diagnosis:

". "Very closely resembles L. curius, but differs constantly as follows: Transverse band across fore wing placed further in towards the base; this band on both fore and hind wing greenish, not white, and not as in curius with its outer margin hyaline on the fore wing; black terminal edging to fore wing narrower, of even width throughout. Male without sex-mark." (Bingham 1907).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Bingham, C. T. 1907. Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies - Vol. II. Taylor & Francis, London, 480 pp., 20 pl.
Zincken 1831. Nova Acta Physico-medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum xv.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.03
Kurz Michael: 2013.11.19
not reviewed

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