Species

Papilio (Menelaides) polytes Linnaeus, 1758

    obscurus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000

Original Description

Papilio sp. obscurus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000

Type specimen(s)

Status: Holotype
Specimen data: HT (♀, J. Wang coll.)
Current depository: NWAU, Yangling

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Lushan, Sichuan"
Current country: China

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio sp. obscurus Chou; Yuan; Wang, 2000

Remarks

Described as a separate species related to P. polytes, however, without much evidence for being distinct at species level [CLH, 2004]. In the original description, name is also spelled as "obscuras" (p. 273).