Anthocharis (Anthocharis) belia (Linnaeus, 1767)

    eupheno Linnaeus, 1767

Original Description

Papilio (Danaus) eupheno Linnaeus, 1767

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: "the actual specimens, sent to Linnaeus by Erik Brander, the Swedish Consul in Algiers from 1758 to 1765," (Tennent, 1996: iv). "lost" (Honey & Scoble 2001: 324).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

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

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Danaus) eupheno Linnaeus, 1767


"Remarks. The name eupheno refers to the male of the species described by Linnaeus as belia. Verity (1913: 178) stated that there was no Linnaean specimen. The identity of this species has now been stabilized and we follow current usage in treating eupheno as a junior subjective synonym, and the male, of belia (e.g., Tennent, 1996: 15). Two subspecies were recorded from North Africa by Tennent (1996), who illustrated several specimens both of the nominate form and A. b. androgyne Leech. The distinction between the two is by no means marked." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 324).