Species

Battus lycidas (Cramer, [1777])

    lycidas Cramer, [1777]

Original Description

[Papilio] lycidas Cramer, [1777]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST
Additional information: "in the Natural History Museum in London", "Syntype ♀, with Felder label ‘Surinam Coll Lenep’ (BMNH(E)#665110) is a fair match for the stylized original plate 80, fig. A (the description mentions that the green colours are iridescent), although there is an extra pale spot on each of the hind-wings; it has been re-pinned.", "Fig. 15" (Chainey, 2005: 283, 303).
Current depository: BMNH, London (1 ♀, syntype)

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "uit Surinamen [...] de Suriname."
Current country: Suriname

Taxonomic history

Originally described as [Papilio] lycidas Cramer, [1777]
Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 522). Treated as a species of Papilio Linné, 1758 by Rothschild & Jordan (1906: 534). Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836:317), and by Gray (1853: 68). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 by Munroe (1961: 47), Hancock (1983: 47), Racheli & Pariset (1992: 96), Tyler et al. (1994: 28), and Lamas (2004: 90). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 (Battuosa Möhn, 1999) by Möhn (1999: 8).