Parides sesostris (Cramer, [1779])

    lycomes Gray, [1853]

Original Description

Papilio species lycomes Gray, [1853]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Surinam"
Current country: Surinam

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio species lycomes Gray, [1853]
Treated as a synonym of Papilio cyphotes Gray, 1852 by Kirby (1871:527), and listed as "Var. b". Treated as a synonym of Parides sesostris (Cramer, 1780) by Tyler et al. (1994:29).


This name was introduced without a separate description, possibly unintentionally, in reference to published descriptions and illustrations by Esper of Papilio tullus (Ausl. Schmett. pl. 12, fig. 3), and by Boisduval of Papilio arbates var. (Sp. Gen. Lep. I, p. 291, 118). The type locality was given as Surinam without any indication of specimens present in BMNH or otherwise available to the author.