Species

Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    admiralitatis Rothschild, 1915

Original Description

Papilio priamus subsp. admiralitatis Rothschild, 1915

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: 9 ST (1 ♂, 8 ♀♀, IX.-X.1913, A. S. Meek leg., coll. W. Rothschild)
Additional information: "type material in BMNH" (Tennent, 2006: 20).
Current depository: BMNH, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Manus, Admiralty Islands [...] at and around the trading station established on the main island"
Current country: Papua New Guinea

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio priamus subsp. admiralitatis Rothschild, 1915
Treated as a subspecies of Ornithoptera (Ornithoptera) priamus Linné 1758 by Parrott & Deslisle (1989: 398). Treated as a subspecies of Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758) by Tennent (2006: 20).