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Papilio appalachiensis (Pavulaan & D. Wright, 2002)
(Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail)

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Appalachian Mtns., E USA


(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 appalachiensis (Pavulaan & D. Wright, 2002)

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 3(7): 8, 11-13, figs. 13 ♂ D, 14 ♂ D (holotype); 15 ♀ D, 16 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Pterourus appalachiensis

Type Locality: “Buck Creek Serpentine Barrens, 3200', Clay County, North Carolina”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

Scriber and Ording (2005), Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115(1): 247-264, corroborated species-level status for this taxon.



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