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Papilio multicaudata pusillus Austin & J. Emmel, 1998
(Two-Tailed Tiger Swallowtail)

Type Specimens
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Larval Foodplants and Habitats
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

NW USA to Baja California


(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 multicaudata W. F. Kirby, 1884

Papilio 4(5-6): 104.

Original Combination: Papilio Multicaudata

Proposed to replace Papilio daunus Boisduval, 1836, with the same data (Code Article 60.3).

Species-genus gender conformation is multicaudatus.

=    ‡daunus Boisduval, 1836

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 342, no. 182.

Original Combination: Papilio Daunus

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Lectotype in MNHP, designated by Austin and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (53): 692-693.

Preoccupied by Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F; (16): 148 (index).

=    ‡”ragani” W. Barnes, 1928

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 5(1): 5.

Original Combination: Papilio daunus ragani ab. nov.

Type Locality: “Baboquivari Mountains, Arizona” [Pima County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.


Papilio multicaudata pusillus Austin & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (54): 694-695, figs. 9 ♂ D, 10 ♂ V (holotype); 11 ♀ D, 12 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Papilio multicaudatus pusillus

Type Locality: “Nevada: Elko County; north end of Independence Mountains (Bull Run Mountains), Nevada State Route 11A, 6.7 road miles east (= northeast) of Nevada State Route 226, 1800-2000 m, T43N R52E S2, 3, 10, 15, 16, 21 and T44N R52E S35, 36 on USGS Bull Run, Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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