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Papilio p. palamedes Drury, 1773
(Palamedes Swallowtail)

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(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 palamedes Drury, 1773


Papilio palamedes palamedes Drury, 1773

Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 37-38, pl. 19, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (1770); 2: index (1773, name given).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Equ[es]. Ach[ivus]. Palamedes

Type Locality: “Carolina”

Types: Type(s) probably lost or unidentifiable.

                   =    chalcas Fabricius, 1775

Syst. Entomol.: 453, no. 44.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques]. A[chivus]. Chalcas

Type Locality: “America”

Types: Syntypes in HMUG.

Fabricius (1793), Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 31, no. 90, implied this synonymy.



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