Species

Papilio (Druryia) nireus Linnaeus, 1758

    lyaeus Doubleday, 1845

Original Description

Papilio species lyaeus Doubleday, 1845

Type specimen(s)

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

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Africa Australiori [...] the Cape"
Current country: South Africa

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio species lyaeus Doubleday, 1845
Treated as a synonym of Papilio nireus Linn. by Gray (1853: 25). Treated as a subspecies of Papilio (Druryia) nireus Linnaeus, 1758 by Bridges (1988: ii.53).