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Papilio (Achillides) maackii Ménétriés, 1859

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

Habit:

: South Korea, Gangwon-do, 2012.07.09, leg. Yoon Hui Kim, coll. Michael Kurz : Japan : Japan underside: South Korea, Gangwon-do, 2012.07.09, leg. Yoon Hui Kim, coll. Michael Kurz
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

Distribution:

The species occurs in China, Japan, North Korea and eastern Russia (Häuser et al. 2005).

Diagnosis:

P. maackii is very similar to Papilio bianor Cramer, 1777, but is usually smaller and lacks the light postdiscal streak on the hindwing underside. Also somewhat similar are Papilio syfanius Oberthür, 1886, Papilio dialis Leech, 1893 and Papilio elephenor Doubleday, 1845, although all three are darker on the upperside, with a less greenish irroration. P. syfanius often has white spots between the veins on the hindwing upper- and underside and has the outer lunulae on the hindwing upperside reddish-violet instead of greenish. P. dialis and P. elephenor have shorter or even missing tails on the hindwings, more or less missing outer lunulae on the hindwing upperside and a darker forewing underside.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

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 18 March 2014].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.12.03
Kurz Michael: 2014.02.27
Kurz Michael: 2014.03.17
Kurz Michael: 2014.03.18
Kurz Michael: 2016.08.23
not reviewed

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