Post by antonio giudici on Feb 13, 2019 1:39:09 GMT
Graphium (Paranticopsis) delessertii delessertii (The Malayan Zebra - ผีเสื้อม้าลายมลายู), on the left, and Graphium (Paranticopsis) ramaceus pendleburyi (The Obscure Zebra - ผีเสื้อม้าลายเซลล์ทึบ) puddling in a sand bank in Betong (Yala, Peninsular Thailand) in February 2019.
Your photos are absolutely superb, as always. Thank you for posting them here.
I would like to mention some aspects of the nomenclature which are inaccurate.
Firstly delessertii and ramaceus both belong to the same species group within genus Graphium, not separate genera. In fact Paranticopsis is internal to subgenus Pathysa so it is best to include all species in genus Graphium.
With regard to the subspecies name for Graphium antiphates from southern Thailand please see collector-secret.proboards.com/thread/2765/new-paper-on-graphium-antiphates where I discuss a paper I published on this at the end of December (pdf copies are available on request). The correct name for the subspecies of Graphium antiphates in the Malay Peninsula is ssp. alcibiades rather than itamputi, and certainly not pompilius, which is different. Ek-Amnuay (2012) incorrectly synonymised itamputi and pompilius without explanation and without examination of type specimens.
Please don't think I am being critical, I just want to correct some errors in the names.