Species

Mimoides ariarathes (Esper, 1788)

    illuminatus Niepelt, 1928

Original Description

Papilio gayi Lucas subsp. illuminatus Niepelt, 1928

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: 3 ST (♂♂, X.1927)
Additional information: "type-specimen ... was examined during this study" Tyler et al. (1994: 27,31).
Current depository: MFNB, Berlin ?; BMNH, London ?

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Mocoa, Süd-Columbien"
Current country: Colombia

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio gayi Lucas subsp. illuminatus Niepelt, 1928
Treated as a species of Protesilaus by Johnson & Matusik (1989: 454). Treated as a subspecies of Mimoides ariarathes (Exper, 1788) by Tyler et al. (1994: 31), and Lamas (2004: 89).