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Papilio a. andraemon (Hübner, [1823])
(Bahamian Swallowtail)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:


Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Cuba, Little Cayman & Cayman Brac, Jamaica


(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 andraemon (Hübner, [1823])


Papilio andraemon andraemon (Hübner, [1823])

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pls. [98], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, [99], figs. 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Heraclides Andraemon

Type Locality: Not stated; defined as “Cuba” by Rothschild and Jordan (1906), Novit. Zool. 13(3): 571.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Documented from Florida by Cannon (2006), Am. Butts. 14(3/4): 4-15.

            =    hernandezi (R. Torre, 1936)

Mems. Soc. Cubana Hist. Nat. 10(5): 333-334, pl. 24, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Papilio (Heraclides) andraemon hernandezi

Type Locality: “Ampliación de Almendares, Marianao, Habana, Cuba”

Types: Location of type(s) not known, possibly in IZAC.



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