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The Swallowtails (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, Papilioninae) of Papua Indonesia

by Jan Moonen

Graphium (Graphium) macfarlanei (Butler, 1877)

ssp. macfarlanei (Butler, 1877)

references and synonymy:

Papilio aegistus Cramer, 1782 (nec Linnaeus,1764): (Amboina); Felder, 1864 (Amboina, Batjan); Wallace, 1865 (Ceram, Batjan, Gilolo, Aru)
Papilio macfarlanei Butler, 1877: (New Guinea); Rothschild, 1895 (New Guinea, Waigeu, Aru; Halmahera, Ternate, Batjan, Amboina and Ceram)
Papilio macfarlanei macfarlanei: Jordan, 1909 (N. Molukken, Waigeu, Salawatti, Misol, Aru, Jobi, Neu-Guinea)
Papilio macfarlanii: Rothschild, 1916 (misspelling)
Graphium macfarlanei: Ford, 1944
Graphium macfarlanei macfarlanei: D’Abrera, 1971 (N. Moluccas, Misool, Salawati, Waigeu, W.Irian to Papua, N.E. Australia to Ingham) [NB : photos of Gr.eurypylus and Gr. macfarlanei are exchanged in this edition]
Graphium (Graphium) macfarlanei: Hancock, 1983

Graphium macfarlanei belongs together with G. mendana (Solomon Islands) to the macfarlanei-subgroup of the agamemnon-group of Graphium.


 

fig. 1 Graphium macfarlanei macfarlanei (male, a. upperside, b. underside), Waropen District, Wapoga (KSP)

fig. 2 Graphium macfarlanei macfarlanei (male, a. upperside, b. underside), Merauke (ZMAN)

fig. 3 Graphium macfarlanei macfarlanei (female, a. upperside, b. underside), Sorong (ZMAN)

 


Distribution

 

 

 

STATUS: Rather rare in Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Numfor; Supiori: Korido; Japen: Wapoga; Moor Islands; New Guinea: Ampas, Jayapura, Kobakma, Kwerba, Manokwari, Merauke, Mimika, Sarmi, Sentani, Sorong, Ubrub, Waena, Wapoga. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, New Guinea, Admiralty Islands and New Britain.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, ZMAN, Literature (see below).

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

Butler, 1877. On a Collection of Lepidoptera from Cape York and the south-east coast of New Guinea. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1877(3):466-475 (Oct.1877).
D'Abrera, B., 1971. Butterflies of the Australian Region. Lansdowne Press Pty Ltd, Melbourne: 415 pp.
Igarashi, S., 1979. Papilionidae and their early stages. (in Japanese) Vol.I Text:1-218, ill. Vol.II Plates color:1-223; bl/w:1-32; bl/w:1-102 (foodplants) Kodansha, Tokyo.
Jordan, K., 1908-1910. Papilionidae, Papilio bis Armandia. in Seitz: Großschmetterlinge der Erde. Die Indo-Australische Tagfalter. IX:11-109,112; Pls.1-49.
Mastrigt, H. van & E. Rosariyanto, 2005. Kupu Kupu, Untuk Wilayah, Mamberamo Sampai, Peg. Cyclops. Conservation International Indonesia.
Parsons, M., 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their Systematics and Biology. Academic Press. San Diego, etc.
Rothschild, W., 1895. A revision of the Papilios of the Eastern Hemisphere, exclusive of Africa. Novit. zool. 2(3):167-463 pl.4 (Aug. 1895) Papilio macfarlanei. p.446.
Rothschild, W., 1916. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologist’ Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snowy Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea. Macrolepidoptera. Tring 182 pp, 2 pls.
Saigusa, T. et al., 1982. Phylogeny and Geographical Distribution of the Swallow-Tail Subgenus Graphium (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Entomologia Generalis 8(1): 59-69.