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Papilio victorinus E. Doubleday, 1844 (NW Mexican segregate)
(Victorine Swallowtail)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:


Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

NW Mexico


(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 victorinus E. Doubleday, 1844


Papilio victorinus victorinus E. Doubleday, 1844

Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (1)14(93): 418; figured by G. Gray [1853], Cat. Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus.: 35, no. 69, pl. 6, fig. 3 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. Victorinus

Type Locality: “west coast of America” in error.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Recorded from Texas by Adams (1984), J. Lepid. Soc. 37(4): 318.

                   =    helleri C. Felder & R. Felder, [1865]

Reise Novara Zool. (1): 91-92, no. 70, pl. 13, figs. c ♂ D, d ♂ V.

Original Combination: Papilio Helleri

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype in BMNH; figured by Tyler et al. (1994), Swallowtail Butts. Am.: pl. 98, fig. F ♀ D.

This taxon was listed without a description or indication by C. Felder and R. Felder (1864), Verh. zool.-bot Ges. Wien 14: 313, no. 336; a nomen nudum.

                   =    amphissus Höpffer, 1866

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 27(1-3): 27-28, no. 8.

Original Combination: [Papilio] Amphissus

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZMHB.

                         =    ‡”eritromaculata” Beutelspacher, 1976

Revta. Soc. Méx. Lepid. 2(2): 65.

Original Combination: Papilio victorinus form fem. eritromaculata

Type Locality: “Cerro El Vigía, Santiago Tuxtla, Ver....Chiltepec, Oax.” [Mexico]

Types: “Syntypes” in UNAM and de la Maza collection.



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