Graphium (Pazala) paphus (de Nicéville, 1886 )

Hu, Shao-Ji, Cotton, Adam M., Condamine, Fabien L., Duan, Kuang, Wang, Rong-Jiang, Hsu, Yu-Feng, Zhang, Xin & Cao, Jun, 2018, Revision of Pazala Moore, 1888: The Graphium (Pazala) mandarinus (Oberthür, 1879) Group, with Treatments of Known Taxa and Descriptions of New Species and New Subspecies (Lepidoptera: Papilion, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 401-446: 415

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4441.3.1

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scientific name

Graphium (Pazala) paphus (de Nicéville, 1886 )
status

stat. nov.

Graphium (Pazala) paphus (de Nicéville, 1886)  stat. nov.

( Figure 9 View Figure , C–F)

Papilio paphus de Nicéville, 1886  ; J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 55 Pt. II (3): 254, pl. 11, f. 6; TL: Sikkim. 

Papilio Glycerion Gray, 1831  (junior homonym of Papilio Glycerion Borkhausen, 1788  [ Nymphalidae  : Satyrinae  ]); Zool. Miscell., 1: 32; TL: “Nepaul” [= Nepal].

Diagnostic characters: Larger than the preceding species, forewing length: male 35.0–41.0 mm (mean = 37.1 ± 1.3 mm, n = 29), female 39.5 mm (only one female examined). Both wings rather whitish. Forewing, apex more obvious than that of garhwalica  , termen concave in the middle and slightly wavy at the end of each vein (a); veins Cu1 and Cu2 mostly free of black scales except the base, while vein M3 entirely black (b). Hindwing, black discal band on the upperside incomplete but usually present near and in the cell (c), short submarginal black lines reaching space sc+r1.

Distribution: Nepal, Bhutan, N. India (Sikkim, Assam), N. Myanmar (Sagaing), and W. China (S. Tibet, i.e., Metok).

Phenology: Univoltine. Adults were collected from late April to mid May in Metok (Wa Da, pers. comm.).

Host plant: Unknown, presumably a plant species belonging to family Lauraceae  .

Male genitalia ( Figure 12 View Figure ): In total eight male genitalia were dissected, the general characters are consistent, with slight variation in the harpes. Highly sclerotised. Ring wavy in the upper half; saccus small; distance between the base of socii 0.64–0.74 mm (mean = 0.70 ± 0.03, n = 8). Valve short, oval in general, the dorsal terminal harpe with an acute but not elongate tip (elongate in garhwalica  ); the dorsal subterminal harpe small and isolated (reaching the dorsal terminal harpe in garhwalica  ), with serrate edge; the medial harpe long and straight, dorsal projection bayonet-shaped (in sharp and acute triangular pyramid shape) (flat in garhwalica  ); a variable number of teeth (0–2) in the middle of the medial harpe.

Female genitalia ( Figure 13 View Figure ): Only one female was available for genitalia dissection. Lamella postvaginalis small, round-shaped; ostial lobe heavily sclerotised, broad at the base and abruptly narrowing into a sharp spur in lateral view, while the posterior margin deeply bifurcated into a pair of acute spurs in ventral view (only shallowly bifid in garhwalica  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Papilionidae

Genus

Graphium

Loc

Graphium (Pazala) paphus (de Nicéville, 1886 )

Hu, Shao-Ji, Cotton, Adam M., Condamine, Fabien L., Duan, Kuang, Wang, Rong-Jiang, Hsu, Yu-Feng, Zhang, Xin & Cao, Jun 2018

2018
Loc

garhwalica

Hu & Cotton & Condamine & Duan & Wang & Hsu & Zhang & Cao 2018

2018
Loc

Papilio paphus de Nicéville, 1886

de Niceville 1886

1886
Loc

Satyrinae

Boisduval 1833

1833
Loc

Papilio

Glycerion Gray 1831

1831
Loc

Papilio

Glycerion Borkhausen 1788

1788