Species

Parides aeneas (Linnaeus, 1758)

    aeneas Linnaeus, 1758

Original Description

Papilio (Eques) aeneas Linnaeus, 1758

Type specimen(s)

Status: Lectotype
Specimen data: LT (♂)
Additional information: "Linnaean material examined. MLU: 1♂ on a very small pin, labelled "Aeneas" [by Aurivillius] on a black-edged label, [drawer labelled] "Aeneas, Mus. Gust. Adolph" [by Thunberg], "Papilio Aeneas ♂, sec. Auriv." [by Aurivillius] on a red-edged label, "Uppsala, Univ. Zool. Mus., Linnésamlingen nr. 1893, Papilio aeneas", here designated as LECTOTYPE." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 291).
Current depository: UZIU, Uppsala

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Asia"

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Eques) aeneas Linnaeus, 1758
Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836: 286). Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 528). Treated as a species of Parides Hübner, [1819] (Parides Hübner, [1819]) by Munroe (1961: 45). Treated as a species of Parides Hübner, [1819] by Hancock (1983: 47), Lamas (2004: 91), and Racheli (2006: 79).

Remarks

Lectotype designated by Honey & Scoble (2001: 291). "Linnaean material examined. MLU: 1[m] on a very small pin, labelled "Aeneas" [by Aurivillius] on a black-edged label, [drawer labelled] "Aeneas, Mus. Gust. Adolph" [by Thunberg], "Papilio Aeneas [m], sec. Auriv." [by Aurivillius] on a red-edged label, "Uppsala, Univ. Zool. Mus., Linnésamlingen nr. 1893, Papilio aeneas", here designated as LECTOTYPE. Subsequent material examined LSL: 1 ex., without abdomen, labelled "Aeneas 747 versus, ex Ic. Roes. cf descr: Surin. Voght. rar." [by Smith], see Remarks. Remarks. Although not cited by Linnaeus as "MLU" the species was listed by Thunberg (1804) as being present in the MLU collection. It was also mentioned by Aurivillius (1882) and Wallin [1994]. There is no evidence to support a view that the LSL specimen labelled "Aeneas" by Smith is Linnaean, so it has not been selected as lectotype. Nevertheless, the specimen matches the figure in Rösel (1761: 24, plate 2, fig. 2), to which Linnaeus (1758) referred. (Rösel's plate was published posthumously in volume 4 of Insecten-Belustigung by Kleeman. Volume 4 was published in 1761, so Linnaeus must have seen a plate, perhaps issued in a part, prior to the formal date of publication.) The MLU specimen is here considered to be syntypic and has been selected as lectotype. The type locality of this polytypic species is probably Surinam." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 291-292).