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Papilio alexiares garcia Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
('Garcia' Tiger Swallowtail)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

east-central Mexico, W Texas


(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

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.


Papilio alexiares garcia Rothschild & Jordan, 1906

Novit. Zool. 13(3): 592, no. 83a.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. alexiares garcia

Type Locality: “Monterrey, San Luis Potosi” [Mexico]

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

Recorded from Texas by Grishin and A. Warren (2004), News Lepid. Soc. 46(3): 75, 83, 15 figs. Various recent authors (e.g. Tyler et al. (1994), Swallowtail Butts. Am.: 33, Llorente et al. (1996), Biodivers. Taxon. Biogeogr. Artrop. Méx.: 545, (1997), Pap. Pier. Méx.: 8, 15, 51, 137, 162, 198, and Lamas (2004c), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 97) have considered alexiares and garcia to be subspecies of P. glaucus; however, relationships between these taxa require further elaboration.



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