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Papilio indra parvindra J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Griffin, 2008
(Indra Swallowtail)

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[= pygmaeus], Dead Mtns., San Bernardino Co., CA


(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 indra Reakirt, 1866

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 123-124.

Original Combination: Papilio Indra

Type Locality: “Pike's Peak, Colorado Terr.” [El Paso-Teller counties] This species is not currently known from the Pikes Peak area; the holotype probably came from the area west of Golden, Jefferson County, most likely Lookout Mountain or Mount Zion (A. Warren pers. comm. 2006).

Types: Holotype (#7010) in ANSP.


Papilio indra parvindra J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Griffin, 2008

J. Res. Lepid. 40: 118-119.

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio indra pygmaeus J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Griffin, 1998, with the same data (Code Article 60.3).

                         =    ‡pygmaeus J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Griffin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (57): 712, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Papilio indra pygmaeus

Type Locality: “California: San Bernardino County; eastern Mojave Desert; Dead Mts. NNW of Needles; peak of Mt. Manchester, 3560-3600' el., SW 1/4 of S.18, T.11N., R.22E”

Types: Holotype in LACM.

This name is preoccupied by Papilio menestheus pygmaeus Aurivillius, 1898, K. svenska. VetenskAkad. Handl., ny följd 31: 478.



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