Species

Archon apollinus (Herbst, 1798)

    pythius Esper, 1805

Original Description

Papilio Heliconius pythius Esper, 1805

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (♂, ♀, coll. Olivier)
Additional information: "Typenmaterial verschollen." (Hesselbarth et al., 1995: 260).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Aleppo in Syrien"
Current country: Syria

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio Heliconius pythius Esper, 1805
Treated as a synonym of Doritis apollina Herbst by Gray (1853: 77). Treated as a synonym of Doritis apollinus Herbst, 1798 by Kirby (1871: 510). Treated as a synonym of Doritis apollinus Hbst. by Stichel (1907: 18). Treated as a synonym of Archon apollinus apollinus (Herbst, 1798) by Hesselbarth et al. (1995: 260).

Remarks

Permanently invalid as a junior primary homonym of Papilio pythius Fabricius, 1793. Date after Heppner (1982): text and plate 1805. The species was described and figured after drawings of specimens in coll. Olivier sent to Esper by Gillamboz.