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Battus polydamas lucayus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)
(Polydamas Swallowtail)

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SE USA & Bahamas

Synonymy

(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Battus Scopoli, 1777

Intro. Hist. Nat.: 433, no. 173. Type-species: Papilio polydamas Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 460, no. 11, by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 80.

=    Laertias Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (6): 84. Type-species: Papilio philenor Linnaeus, 1771, Mant. Plant. (2nd ed.): 535, by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 64.

      =    ‡Ithobalus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (6): 88. Type-species: Papilio polydamas Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 460, no. 11, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 198, no. 579. A junior objective synonym of Battus Scopoli, 1777.

=    Battuosa Möhn, 1999

In: Bauer and Frankenbach, Schmetterlinge Erde. 5: 6. Type-species: Papilio belus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(10): 23, pl. 112, figs. A, B; (16): 148 (index), by original designation.

 

Battus polydamas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 460, no. 11; cited Merian (1705), Ins. Surinam.: pl. 31, but that figure represents Papilio androgeus.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques Trojanus]. Polydamas

Type Locality: “Americes”; suggested to be “Surinam” by F. Brown (1968), J. Lepid. Soc. 22(2): 82.

Types: Lectotype in UZIU, designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 369.

=    ‡anguicidas (Fabricius, 1938)

In: Bryk, Syst. Glossat.: 34, no. 55; cited Papilio polydamas Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 460, no. 11.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. T[rojanus]. Anguicidas

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio polydamas, based on the name of a foodplant; a junior objective synonym of polydamas.

 

Battus polydamas lucayus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

Novit. Zool. 13(3): 521-522, no. 51g.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. polydamas lucayus

Type Locality: “Bahamas: Nassau and New Providence”; lectotype from “Bahamas Nassau.”

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by Racheli and Pariset (1992), Fragm. Entomol. 23(suppl.): 67.

Racheli and Pariset (1992), Fragm. Entomol. 23(suppl.): 64-67, treated this taxon as a synonym of B. p. polydamas; this arrangement follows L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 60, and Tyler et al. (1994), Swallowtail Butts. Am.: 28.

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