Species

Papilio (Pterourus) glaucus Linnaeus, 1758

    glaucus Linnaeus, 1758

Original Description

Papilio (Eques) glaucus Linnaeus, 1758

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: "Loc. of type not known." (Miller & Brown, 1981: 66). "we have not located any specimens." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 327).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "America"
Current country: United States

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Eques) glaucus Linnaeus, 1758
Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836: 334). Treated as a synonym of Papilio turnus Linn. by Gray (1853: 24). Treated as a species of Papilio Linnaeus, 1758 by Munroe (1961: 44). Treated as a species of Pterourus Scopoli, 1777 by Miller & Brown (1981: 66), and Lamas (2004: 97). Treated as a species of Pterourus Scopoli, 1777 (Pterourus Scopoli, 1777) by Hancock (1983: 47), and Tyler et al. (1994: 33). Treated as a species of Papilio (Pterourus) by Collins & Morris (1985: 84). Treated as a species of Papilio Linnaeus, 1758 (Pterourus Scopoli, 1777) by Pelham (2008: 126).

Remarks

"Remarks. Described by Linnaeus as an MLU species. In the more detailed description of 1764, Linnaeus gave the type locality as "America septentrionali. P. Kalm." and cited the Clerck figure. The species was not listed by Thunberg (1804) or Wallin [1994] and we have not located any specimens. The species is distributed widely in North America, with the nominate subspecies occurring in the eastern U.S.A. Type species of the genus Euphoeades Hübner [1819], currently considered to be a junior subjective synonym of Papilio Linnaeus 1758. See antilochus, turnus." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 327-328)