Species

Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)

    rapae Linnaeus, 1758

Original Description

Papilio (Danaus) rapae Linnaeus, 1758

Type specimen(s)

Status: Lectotype
Specimen data: LT (♂)
Additional information: "LSL: 1 ♂ labelled '59. Rapae' [by Linnaeus], 'Rapae 759.' [by Smith], here designated as LECTOTYPE." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 377).
Current depository: LSLO, London

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Brassicis, Tropaeolo"
Current country: Sweden

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Papilio (Danaus) rapae Linnaeus, 1758
Treated as a species of Artogeia Verity, 1947 by Miller & Brown (1981: 72). Treated as a species of Pieris by Scott (1986: 216). Treated as a species of Pieris Schrank, 1801 (Artogeia Verity, 1947) by Bridges (1988: II.84). Treated as a species of Pieris Schrank, 1801 by Ackery et al. (1995: 209), Hesselbarth et al. (1995: 399), De Prins & Iversen (1996: 204), Tuzov et al. (1997: 168), Opler & Warren (2002: 17), Tshikolovets (2005: 38), and Pelham (2008: 182).

Remarks

Lectotype designated by Honey & Scoble (2001: 377). "Remarks. Verity (1913: 177) stated that the only Linnaean specimen is labelled by Linnaeus and is a first brood male, presumably of Scandinavian origin. We agree with Verity's comments and have designated the specimen as lectotype." (Honey & Scoble 2001: 377).