Species

Ornithoptera priamus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    arruana Felder & Felder, 1859

Original Description

Ornithoptera Art arruana Felder & Felder, 1859

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: 2 ST (1 ♂, 1 ♀, coll. C. & R. Felder)
Current depository: BMNH, London ?

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "aus Arru"
Current country: Indonesia

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Ornithoptera Art arruana Felder & Felder, 1859
Treated [as "arruanus Felder"] as a species of Papilio Latr. by Felder & Felder (1864: 290). Treated as a synonym of Papilio priamus Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 517), and listed as "Var. g". Treated as a subspecies of Ornithoptera (Ornithoptera) priamus Linné 1758 by Parrott & Deslisle (1989: 390).

Remarks

In the original description, the name is attributed to Wallace as "Ornithoptera arruna Wallace in litt.".