Species

Delias caeneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

    ceneus Linnaeus, 1758

Original Description

Papilio (Barbarus) ceneus Linnaeus, 1758

Type specimen(s)

Status: Lectotype
Specimen data: LT
Additional information: "Aurivillius (1882: 78) restricted the name ceneus to Clerck's figure 3 of hyparete. This treatment was followed by Talbot (1928-1937), in his monograph of the genus Delias, and by Corbet (1949: 195), who considered the type locality to be Ambon and the type to be in the MLU. Vane-Wright (1975: 32) accepted this type locality and designated Corbet's putative MLU specimen as lectotype, citing also Clerck's figure of the species. We have been unable to locate any Linnaean material of this species in either the MLU or the LSL and nor was the species listed by Thunberg (1804) as being present when the royal collection was donated to Uppsala University. The lectotype designation by Vane-Wright is therefore restricted to the Clerck figure (Clerck, 1764, pl. 38, fig. 3)." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 310).
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Indiis"
Current country: Indonesia

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Barbarus) ceneus Linnaeus, 1758
Treated as a species of Delias Hübner by Yagishita et al. (1993 [1]: 369).

Remarks

Lectotype designated by Vane-Wright (1975: 32). "Remarks. Aurivillius (1882: 78) restricted the name ceneus to Clerck's figure 3 of hyparete. This treatment was followed by Talbot (1928-1937), in his monograph of the genus Delias, and by Corbet (1949: 195), who considered the type locality to be Ambon and the type to be in the MLU. Vane-Wright (1975: 32) accepted this type locality and designated Corbet's putative MLU specimen as lectotype, citing also Clerck's figure of the species. We have been unable to locate any Linnaean material of this species in either the MLU or the LSL and nor was the species listed by Thunberg (1804) as being present when the royal collection was donated to Uppsala University. The lectotype designation by Vane-Wright is therefore restricted to the Clerck figure (Clerck, 1764, pl. 38, fig. 3). The species occurs in Ambon and Seram, a recent illustration being given by Yagishita, Nakano & Morita (1993)." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 310).