Papilio (Pterourus) glaucus Linnaeus, 1758

    antilochus Linnaeus, 1758

Original Description

Papilio (Eques) antilochus Linnaeus, 1758

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: "Material examined. None." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 297).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "America septentrionali"

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Eques) antilochus Linnaeus, 1758
Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836: 340). Treated as a synonym of Papilio turnus Linn. by Gray (1853: 24). Treated as a synonym of Pterourus (Pterourus) glaucus (Linné, 1758) by Tyler et al. (1994: 33). Treated as a synonym of Papilio glaucus Linnaeus, 1758 by Honey & Scoble (2001: 297).


"Remarks. In the MLU publication Linnaeus cited the same locality as in 1758 but with the addition "P. Kalm", the Finnish "disciple" from whom he obtained material from Pennsylvania and Canada. In the original description, Linnaeus (1758) gave two references, one by Catesby from Carolina (which was considered by Rothschild & Jordan (1906: 413) to be a figure of a male of glaucus), and one by Petiver referring to specimens from New England and Virginia. The last locality should almost certainly refer to North Carolina from where the species was known since 1587 (Holland, 1947: 304). It seems likely, therefore, that the type locality for the nominate subspecies of this polytypic species is eastern North America. See glaucus, turnus." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 297).