Anthocharis (Anthocharis) belia (Linnaeus, 1767)

    belia Linnaeus, 1767

Original Description

Papilio (Danaus) belia Linnaeus, 1767

Type specimen(s)

Status: Lectotype
Specimen data: LT (♀, Brander leg.)
Additional information: "the actual specimens, sent to Linnaeus by Erik Brander, the Swedish Consul in Algiers from 1758 to 1765," (Tennent, 1996: iv). "LSL: 1♀, pinned upside-down, without abdomen, labelled "Belia" [by Linnaeus], "Belia 761." [by Smith], here designated as LECTOTYPE; 1♀, without head or abdomen, labelled "no label" [by Tams]." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 304).
Current depository: LSLO, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Barbaria"
Current country: Algeria

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Danaus) belia Linnaeus, 1767


Lectotype designated by Honey & Scoble (2001: 304). "Remarks. This species was described from the female sex; the male was described under the name eupheno on the following page. Verity (1913: 178) stated that there are two female specimens in the LSL, one bearing Linnaeus's label. We have selected the labelled specimen as the lectotype and follow the currently accepted usage, as indicated by Tennent (1996: 15), with belia as the senior name and eupheno Linnaeus as a junior subjective synonym. The specimen and its labels were figured by Tennent (1996: frontispiece, fig. 4). See eupheno." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 304).