Name

Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758)

    alcyone Cramer, [1775]

Original Description

[Papilio] alcyone Cramer, [1775]

Type specimen(s)

Status: Syntype(s)
Specimen data: ST (♂♂, ♀♀)
Current depository: ??

Type locality

Type locality as cited in original description: "Zy zyn uit China. Men heeft ze ook op de kust van Coromandel en te Ceylon gevonden. [...] Ils sont de la Chine. On les as [sic] aussi trouvés sur la côte de Coromandel & à Ceylon."

Taxonomic history

Originally described as [Papilio] alcyone Cramer, [1775]
Treated as a subspecies of Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) by Bridges (1988: II.14).

Remarks

The text of the description shows that Cramer had several specimens of both sexes.