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Papilionidae
770306.004170Heraclides cresphontes (Cramer, 1777)
Distribution Data for Heraclides cresphontes
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Synonymy: • Papilio cresphontes Cramer, 1777
• Papilio forsythae Gunder, 1933
• Papilio intacta Strand, 1918
• Papilio lurida Schultz, 1908
• Papilio luxuriosa Reiff, 1911
• Papilio maxwelli Franck, 1919
• Heraclides oxilus Hόbner, [1819]
• Papilio pennsylvanicus Chermock & Chermock, 1945
Taxonomic Notes: Heraclides thoas (Linnaeus, 1771) was formerly placed in the genus Papilio. The name Heraclides was treated as a valid genus in Miller & Brown (1981) and as a synonym of Papilio in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Subsequent authors, i. e. Tyler et al. (1994), Lamas (2004) and Shiraiwa & Grishin (2014), have retained Heraclides as valid.
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