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Papilio a. alexiares Höpffer, 1866
(Mexican Tiger Swallowtail)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

NE Mexico


(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 458. Type-species: Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 462, no. 27, by designation of Latreille (1810), Consid. gén. Anim. Crust. Arach. Ins.: 350, 440. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 703. The generic and subgeneric arrangement follows J. Miller (1987), Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186(4): 365-512.


Papilio alexiares alexiares Höpffer, 1866


Papilio alexiares alexiares Höpffer, 1866

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 27(1-3): 31, no. 12.

Original Combination: [Papilio] Alexiares

Type Locality: “Mexico”; Rothschild and Jordan (1906), Novit. Zool. 13(3): 592, stated that “Vera Cruz: Cuesta de Misantla, Mexico” was the known range.

Types: Type(s) may be in ZMHB.



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