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Lamproptera meges (Zinken, 1831)

Имаго  Lamproptera meges


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

Species name(s)

Lamproptera meges (Zinken, 1831) = Leptocircus meges = Papilio meges Zinken, 1831 = Leptocircus meges squamosus van Eecke, 1913 = Leptocircus decius Felder & Felder, 1862 = Leptocircus meges pallidus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Leptocircus meges annamiticus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Leptocircus meges niasicus Fruhstorfer, 1909 = Leptocircus meges pessinus Fruhstorfer, 1909. [9, 85, 187, PC]

Green Dragontail.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Имаго  Lamproptera meges

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Leptocircus meges. [PC81].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 28-38 mm. Similar toL. curiusbut more common and slightly broader HW, with greenish discal band on both wings, however, the green band usually faded away and turned to be white afterwards in dead specimens, male without a scent fold. Subsp. annamiticusoccurs in Chanthaburi (Thailand), the top transparent spot on FW usually much shorter than that invirescens. It resembles the former species especially in the old specimens. However, its size is comparatively larger and broader HW than in the former specimens. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Types illigery (Illigera). [9].
  • Виды иллигеры (Illigera). [85].

Subspecies of Lamproptera meges


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svetlana Shchavelina, Aleksey Gnilenkov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Dmitriy Pozhogin, Svetlana Shchavelina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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26.06.2009 15:43, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Very tiny Asian sailboat - has a wingspan of only 3-5 cm and very long spur on the hind wings.

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