Species

Papilio (Druryia) nireus Linnaeus, 1758

    erinus Gray, [1853]

Original Description

Papilio species erinus Gray, [1853]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Current depository: BMNH, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "West Africa"
Current country: West Africa

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio species erinus Gray, [1853]
Treated as a synonym of Papilio nireus Linnaeus, 1758 by Bridges (1988: I.99), and Ackery et al. (1995: 153).

Remarks

This name was introduced without a separate description, possibly unintentionally, in reference to published illustrations of Papilio nireus ("Cram. Pap. Ex. i. t. 187, f. A. B. [m]. Drury, Ins. ii. pl. 4. 4. f. 1. 2. pt., Fabr. Ent. Syst. iii. i. p. 38. 106. [m]. Herbst, Pap. t. 37. f. 1. 2. [m]. pt., Godt. Encyc. Meth. ix. p. 48.67. pt., Boisd. Faune de Nadag. p. 16. pt., id. sp. Gen. Lep. i. p. 224. 42. E. Doubl. Gen. of d. lep. p. 13. 97.").