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Papilio brevicauda bretonensis McDunnough, 1939
(Short-tailed Swallowtail)

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Maritime Provinces


(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 brevicauda Saunders, 1868

In: Packard, Guide Study Ins.: 245-246 (nota).

Original Combination: Papilio Brevicauda

Type Locality: “St. John’s, Newfoundland” [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Holotype in CNC.

=    anticostiensis Strecker, 1873

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (2): 10-11, pl. 2, fig. 2 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Papilio Anticostiensis

Type Locality: “Fox Bay, Anticosti Island; Labrador” [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.


Papilio brevicauda bretonensis McDunnough, 1939

Can. Entomol. 71(7): 157, pl. 22 ♂ D (holotype), ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Papilio brevicauda] [race] bretonensis

Type Locality: “Baddeck, N. S.” [Nova Scotia]

Types: Holotype (#4549) in CNC.



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