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Photo #38609: Papilio paradoxa

Male, ssp. aenigma Wallace,1865

Papilio paradoxa

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Base gallery. Upperside. Pinned specimen.

Photo, and identified by: Vasiliy Feoktistov. Image without retouching at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2014-04-10 00:00:00, Malaysia, Pahang, Cameron Highlands, Brinchang, 3.30'10.09"N 101.23'59.89"E Alt.=1600м. leg. Vishnyakov A.N.

Photographer's comment: Размах крыльев: 83 мм.

Comments on this image

21.01.2015 9:57, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Something dispute under the picture comes to matters of classification - the disorder. I propose to transfer all the comments on the establishment of its kind in the appropriate topic: http://lepidoptera.ru/community/18428 :)

21.01.2015 8:30, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Alexander, there can not be in haste. I can not single-handedly take such decisions while you fully support.
Peter, here are a couple reasons for creating Chilasa Moore, 1881 as a separate type of transfer to the relevant species:
Rod is not difficult to create.Let's solve this thing? Or wait until a curator of tropical Papilionidae?

21.01.2015 7:19, Alex Dumchus

Basil. I do not like, and kind! Consider that I have clarified. Total species: agestor,
epycides, slateri, clytia, paradoxa, veiovis, osmana, arolinensis, laglaizei, toboroi, moerneri, Please bring race.
Besides, I already wrote about zadvoenie Allancastria and Zerynthia, this is not the tropics, but still nothing fixed.

20.01.2015 22:00, Vasiliy Feoktistov

No one has overseen the tropics, Alexander. It is in "free flight" (
Chilasa And here comes in many synonyms Papilio. Although it is checked: Chilasa like a separate genus. Let's hope that someone will clarify definitively :)

20.01.2015 21:34, Alex Dumchus

Rhode Chilasa, as a rule, all the mimics. Particularly interesting laglaizei,
toboroi and moerneri, mimicking a uranyl Alcides, unfortunately, they are very rare and I do not have in the collection: (((.

20.01.2015 21:27, Alex Dumchus

Basil. This kind Chilasa, is not presented as a kind of on our site, but all represented. I have already written. Actually, who are we in charge of sailing? There are "schools" ... In general paradoxa - rare and valuable butterfly.

20.01.2015 20:59, Vasiliy Feoktistov

"Optical illusion" :)
At first I thought it was another Euploea sp. of the Nymphalidae-> Danainae .....
And then, on closer examination it turned out to be quite a butterfly from another family: Sailing (Papilionidae) : http://yutaka.it-n.jp/pap/10240020.html
It seems - be a fairly common phenomenon.Some sailboats successfully mimic poisonous representatives of the subfamily Danainae to be left alone predators:
FemalesPapilio dardanusmimics poisonous monarch of the genera Amauris and Danaus . There is unfortunately no females of a sailboat, but may someday :).
SailboatPapilio agestorquite accurately mimics the monarchParantica sita....
There is no limit to perfection :)

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