Species

Mimoides ilus (Fabricius, 1793)

    belesis Bates, 1864

Original Description

Papilio species belesis Bates, 1864

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (O. Salvin & F. du Cane Godman leg., coll. O. Salvin)
Current depository: BMNH, London ?

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Central Valleys of Guatemala"
Current country: Guatemala

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio species belesis Bates, 1864
Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871:523). Treated as a species of Eurytides Hübner, 1821 (Protesilaus Swainson, 1833) by Munroe (1961:41). Treated as a species of Graphium Scopoli, 1777 by D'Almeida (1966: 257). Treated as a species of Protesilaus Swainson, [1832] by Hancock (1983:46).

Remarks

Formerly treated as a separate species (e.g., Collins & Morris 1985:49, D'Almeida 1966:257, Hancock 1983, and Munroe 1961), but recently regarded as conspecific with M. branchus by Brown (1991), and with M. ilus by Tyler et al. (1994:31).