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Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843

Самец  Teinopalpus imperialis


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Leptocircini genus Teinopalpus → species Teinopalpus imperialis

Species name(s)

Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843 = Teinopalpus parryae = Teinopalpus imperatrix = Teinopalpus imperialis miecoae Morita 1997 = Teinopalpus imperialis bhumipholi Nakano & Sukkit, 1985 = Teinopalpus imperialis hakkaorum Schäffler, 2004 = Teinopalpus imperialis leucopterus Nose, 1998 = Teinopalpus imperialis gillesi Turlin, 1991 = Teinopalpus imperialis kabruana Turlin, 1991.



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Самка  Teinopalpus imperialis

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Teinopalpus parryae; Teinopalpus imperatrix. [0]. Dmitriy Pozhogin.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan Male 75-85 mm, Female 90-110 mm. Head with strong protruding frons and the third segment of palpi elongated. Sexes strongly dimorphic in wing shape. Male FW is pointed at apex and slightly concave at termen, HW with a long yellow-tipped tail at vein 4, strong dentate at the end of veins 2, 3, 5 and 6, UP is black with heavily metallic green dusting, FW with a narrow black oblique band from mid-costat to mid-dorsum, outer-edged by heavily yellowish-green dusting and a paler postdiscal band, HW a broad yellow discal patch entered the end cell. Female wings are much broader and larger than in the male, FW oblique discal and post discal bands broad yellowish-gray, yellow-orange tornal patch is prominent, with three yellow-tipped tails at veins 4, 5 and 6, two dentates at veins 2 and 3. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Larva food plants

  • Magnolia campbellii [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Teinopalpus imperialis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov, Alex Dumchus.

Text data: Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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