Matt - The Cichlid Recipe
matt at cichlidrecipe.com
Fri Jul 19 22:40:05 EDT 2002
Hi "SH Khew",
> Both appear to be from the genus Polyura rather than Charaxes. These are
> from Asian locations.
Yes, they are indeed Asian in origin. I'll have to look through that genus
> The first one is probably Polyura eudamippus
Yes, that's definitely it...this photo confirms it for me! -
> and the 2nd one is closest to Polyura schreiber. I have a shot of the
latter on my website at :
>This one is the Singapore/Malaysian subspecies 'tisamenus', but the verso
shot has the characteristics of the
> one in your photo.
This is definitely similar!
> From the details and variations, your specimen may be a different
That's quite possibly the case, a quick search of the web produced 10(!)
Polyura schreiber schreiber
P. s. assamensis
P. s. bilarensis
P. s. delicatus
P. s. luzonica
P. s. malayica*
P. s. mizunumai
P. s. praedicta
P. s. tisamenus*
P. s. toshikoe
* not either of these two - they were the only ones I could find images of,
and as you can see from the dorso shot; this subspecies has several white
dots on the forewing as opposed to two.
I guess I'll have to settle for Polyura schrieber spp...
Thanks SK Khew!
> Where did James Cunckle shoot them?
In his possession; they're dried specimens. A quick check on the envelops
led me to a bit more info; this particular specimen was from South Sulawesi
in Celebes. Now if I could just figure out which Polyura schrieber
subspecies is native to S. Sulawesi, I'd know what they are!
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