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Papilio a. aristodemus Esper, 1794
(Schaus' Swallowtail)

Pinned Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Hispaniola, Mona, Puerto Rico


(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 aristodemus Esper, 1794


Papilio aristodemus aristodemus Esper, 1794

Magaz. Neuest. Ausl. Ins. 1: 8, pl. papill. exot. 2, fig. 2 ♂ D&V; figured by Esper (1801), Ausl. Schmett. (16): 240, pl. 59, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Equ[es]. Achiv[us]. Aristodemus

Type Locality: “Port-au-Prince” [Haiti]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, probably lost.

=    cresphontinus Martyn, 1797

Psyche: pl. 3, fig. 8; pl. 4, fig. 10.

Original Combination: Papilio Cresphontinus

Type Locality: “Amboyna” in error. [Maluku Islands, Indonesia]

Types: Location of “type(s)” not known.

=    ‡daphnis G. Gray, [1853]

Cat. Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus. 1: 39, no. 198.

Original Combination: Papilio Daphnis

Type Locality: “Antilles?”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Preoccupied by Papilio daphnis [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 182, no. 2.



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