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Lamproptera meges (Zincken, 1831)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

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


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).


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).


". "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:


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:

Kurz Michael: 2012.08.03
Kurz Michael: 2013.11.19
not reviewed