Papilio hornimani hornimani Distant, 1879

Takano, Hitoshi, László, Gyula M. & Collins, Steve C., 2021, Notes on some Tanzanian butterfly specimens in the Suffert Collection: a case of patria falsa, Zootaxa 4964 (3), pp. 585-597 : 589

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4964.3.9

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4742504

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scientific name

Papilio hornimani hornimani Distant, 1879
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Papilio hornimani hornimani Distant, 1879

Vane-Wright & Liseki (2008) studied all of the specimens of Papilio hornimani in the NHMUK collections of which one of the questionable localities was ‘ Lindi’ 19. According to the catalogue, Suffert owned two males and one female, all three specimens being present in the Joicey Bequest. One male and one female are from ‘ Lindi’ , carrying the following labels: ‘// horn. / Lindi [handwritten in Suffert’s hand; label with black border and trimmed at base (illustrated in fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–6 )] // Ex. Coll. / Suffert. / 1912. // Joicey / Bequest. / Brit.Mus. / 1934–120. //’ (the first label on the female specimen has in addition a handwritten ‘ ♀ ’). The other specimen is labelled as being from Ukerewe Island 20 in Lake Victoria (which is certainly patria falsa). It has the following label: ‘// horn. / Ukerewe [handwritten in Suffert’s hand; label with black border and trimmed at base] // Ex. Coll. / Suffert. / 1912. // Joicey / Bequest. / Brit.Mus. / 1934–120. //’. All three specimens belong to the nominate taxon which is distributed in north-eastern Tanzania ( South Pare and Usambara Mountains ). Two further subspecies are recognised: spp. mbulu Kielland, 1990 is distributed in the volcanic northern highlands of Tanzania and southern Kenya whilst spp. mwanihanae Kielland , 1987 is restricted to the lowland forests on the eastern slopes of the Udzungwa Mountains in central Tanzania. Suffert’s specimens once again likely originate from Usambara .

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Papilionidae

Genus

Papilio