Species

Battus philenor (Linnaues, 1771)

    philenor Linnaeus, 1771

Original Description

Papilio (Eques) philenor Linnaeus, 1771

Type specimen(s)

Status: Lectotype
Specimen data: LT (♀, J. C. Fabricius)
Additional information: "Materiale tipico - Probabilmente perduto" (Racheli & Pariset 1992:39). "LSL: 1♀ labelled "Philenor Mant. 535, Fabr. 4, 6" [by Smith] here designated as LECTOTYPE." (Honey & Scoble 2001:363).
Current depository: LSLO, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "America."
Current country: North America

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Eques) philenor Linnaeus, 1771
Treated as a species of Papilio by Boisduval (1836: 324), and by Gray (1853: 65). Treated as a species of Papilio Linn., 1767 by Kirby (1871: 521). Treated as a species of Papilio Linné, 1758 by Rothschild & Jordan (1906: 510). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 by Munroe (1961: 47), Miller & Brown (1981: 60), Hancock (1983: 47), Racheli & Pariset (1992: 39), Tyler et al. (1994: 27), and Lamas (2004: 90). Treated as a species of Battus Scopoli, 1777 (Battus Scopoli, 1777) by Möhn (1999: 3).

Remarks

Lectotype designated by Honey & Scoble (2001: 363, 280, fig. 14).