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77a0378 – 4173   Heraclides pallas (Gray, [1853])
Distribution Data for Heraclides pallas
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Synonymy: Papilio pallas Gray, [1853]
Papilio astyalus of authors not Godart, 1819
Papilio hozaus Ehrmann, 1921
Papilio bajaensis Brown & Faulkner, 1992
Papilio occidentalis Brown & Faulkner, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: Heraclides pallas (Gray, [1853]), formerly a subspecies of 4173 Papilio astyalus Godart, 1819 (extralimital to north of Mexico), is elevated back to full species status, Shiraiwaet al., (2014), ZooKeys, 468: 121.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Shiraiwa, K., Q. Cong & N.V. Grishin, 2014. A new Heraclides swallowtail (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) from North America is recognized by the pattern on its neck. ZooKeys, 468: 85-135.
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