Species

Parnassius (Sachaia) simo Gray, [1853]

    acconus Fruhstorfer, 1903

Original Description

Parnassius acco Gray subspec. acconus Fruhstorfer, 1903

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (♂, ♀, VII., presumably coll. H. Fruhstorfer)
Additional information: "type-specimens [...] in the British Museum (Natural History)", "3 ♂, 2 ♀ syntypes. Sikkim, Regenzeit, Fruhstorfer." (Ackery, 1973: 8). "♀ [...]", "♂ [...]", "♂ [...]", "in the Zoological Museum of the Kiev University" (Tshikolovets, 1993: 9).
Current depository: BMNH, London (3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, syntypes); ZMKU, Kiev (2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, syntypes)

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Sikkim [...] Auf Höhen von 17-19000 Fuss [...] ohne genauere Fundortsangabe"
Current country: India: Sikkim

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Parnassius acco Gray subspec. acconus Fruhstorfer, 1903
Treated as a species of Parnassius by Fruhstorfer (1903: 43). Treated as a subspecies ("Form") of Parnassius simo Gray by Stichel (1907: 34). Treated [as "accona"] as a subspecies of Parnassius simo Gray, 1852 by Weiss (1991: 15). Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius simo Gray by Omoto & Kawasaki (1998 :151-153). Treated as a subspecies of Parnassius simo (Gray, 1853) by Rose (2005: 5).

Remarks

The same taxon was described with almost identical text as "Parnassius acconus nov. spec." and illsutrated in a different paper by the same author (Fruhstorfer, H. 1903. Neue Parnassier. - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift Iris, 16 (1): 43-46; pl. 1, figs. 1-2), which appeared in October 1903.