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Papilio pitmani Elwes & de Nicéville, [1887]


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Papilionini genus Papilio subgenus Princeps → species Papilio pitmani

Species name(s)

Papilio (Princeps) pitmani Elwes & de Nicéville, [1887] = Papilio hipponous siamensis Godfrey, 1916 = Papilio hipponous pitmani = Papilio pitmani leptopsephus Fruhstorfer, 1909.

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Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 70-95 mm. This species has been treated as P. hipponous Felder, 1862 in the past, a species occurred in the Philippines. Sexes are similar. UP black similar to male P. polytes in having white discal band of elongate white spots on HW, but differs in having black dusting over the white spots which heavier in spaces 1b, 2 and 3, FW without a series of marginal white spots along the marginal margin. UnH male of subsp. pitmani has an orange crescent spot at tornus whereas that of siamensis is rather short and straight, the discal white spots generally longer in spaces 1b-3 in the former than in the latter. [144]. Svetlana Shchavelina.

Subspecies Papilio pitmani


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