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Papilio m. multicaudata W. F. Kirby, 1884
(Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail) (Xochiquetzal)

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SW USA to central Mexico


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

Genus Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 458. Type-species: Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 462, no. 27, by designation of Latreille (1810), Consid. gén. Anim. Crust. Arach. Ins.: 350, 440. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 703. The generic and subgeneric arrangement follows J. Miller (1987), Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 186(4): 365-512.


Papilio multicaudata W. F. Kirby, 1884


Papilio multicaudata multicaudata W. F. Kirby, 1884

Papilio 4(5-6): 104.

Original Combination: Papilio Multicaudata

Proposed to replace Papilio daunus Boisduval, 1836, with the same data (Code Article 60.3).

Species-genus gender conformation is multicaudatus.

                   =    ‡daunus Boisduval, 1836

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 342, no. 182.

Original Combination: Papilio Daunus

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Lectotype in MNHP, designated by Austin and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (53): 692-693.

Preoccupied by Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F; (16): 148 (index).

                         =    ‡”ragani” W. Barnes, 1928

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 5(1): 5.

Original Combination: Papilio daunus ragani ab. nov.

Type Locality: “Baboquivari Mountains, Arizona” [Pima County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.



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