Graphium (Graphium) agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758)

    aegisthus Linnaeus, 1763

Original Description

Papilio (Eques) aegisthus Linnaeus, 1763

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: "No type material found" (Honey & Scoble 2001: 291).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "China"
Current country: China

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Eques) aegisthus Linnaeus, 1763
Treated [as "aegistus"] as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836: 231), and by Gray (1853: 27). Treated [as "aegistus"] as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 560). Treated as a synonym of Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758) by Honey & Scoble (2001: 291).


"This species was figured on Pl. 6, Fig. 2 of the unpublished (uncoloured) plates by Clerck, but no specimens were located in either the LSL or the MLU. It is regarded as a junior subjective synomym of agamemnon, the name being applicable to tailless males of the typical race of agamemnon (Rothschild, 1895: 450)." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 291).