Sericinus

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Sericinus
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Museum specimens of Sericinus, centre
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
Genus: Sericinus
Westwood, 1851
Species

Sericinus is a genus of swallowtail butterflies placed in the subfamily Parnassiinae. The genus has a complex history and a multiplicity of names have been applied to its single species.

Taxonomy[edit]

See Notes below for abbreviations used

Sericinus Westwood, 1851 (Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. NS I: 173), monobasic telamon Donovan (Sericinus Wood, 1877: Suicinus Draesecke, 1923) montela Gray, 1853.

  • Subspecies manchurica (Bang-Haas (i.l.) van Rosen, 1929 (North China: South Manchuria)
    • Form roseni Bryk, 1932 gen. vern.
    • Form manschuricus van Rosen gen. aest.
    • Form cellopura
    • Form posterior exsubcostalis (!) Eisner, 1974
    • Form binaria Bryk
    • Form minusculus Eisner, 1962
    • Form nigricans Eisner, 1962
    • Form minima Eisner, 1962
  • Subspecies amurensis Staudinger, 1892 (East U.S.S.R., Amurland-Ussuri)
    • Form telemachus Staudinger, 1892 gen. vern.
    • Form amurensis Staudingers gen. vest.
    • Form minusculus Eisner, 1962
  • Subspecies eisneri Bryk 1932 North East Korea (probably amurensis) gen. vern. not described.
    • Form eisneri Bryk gen. aest.
    • Form binaria Eisner, 1962
    • Form unaria Eisner, 1962 !
  • Subspecies koreana Fixsen, 1887 (melanogramma Bryk, 1846) Korea
    • Form fixseni Staudinger, 1892 gen. vern.
    • Form koreanus Fix. gen. aest.
    • Form grayi Fixsen, 1887
    • Form grundi Eisner, 1962
    • Form binaria Eisner, 1962
    • Form strandi Bryk 1913
    • Form flavomaculata Eisner, 1962
    • Form minusculus Eisner, 1962
    • Form magna Eisner
    • Form rubrocatenata Eisner
    • Form posteriorsubmarginalisinterrupta (!) Eisner, 1974
  • Subspecies montela Gray, 1852 (telamon Donovan, 1798: hoenei Hering), (Central and North China - Peking, Nanking, Chekiang, Shanghai)
    • Form strandi Bryk, 1913
    • Form telmona Gray 1852 gen. vern. (hoenei Bryk, 1932)
    • Form telmononula Bryk
    • Form ruth Eisner, 1962
    • Form montela Gray, 1852 gen. aest.
    • Form cellopura Eisner, 1954
    • Form cellopurissima Eisner, 1954
    • Form elegantissima Eisner, 1954
    • Form flavomaculata Eisner, 1954
    • Form miniuscula Eisner, 1962
    • Form binaria Eisner, 1962
    • Form nigricans Eisner, 1962
    • Form eva Bryk and Eisner, 1935
    • Form absurdus Bryk, 1913 (West China, South Shantung, Lau shan, Tientsin)
  • Subspecies elegans Bryk, 1913 (leechi Rothschild, 1918) (West China)
    • Form telmona Gray gen. vern.
    • Form elegans Bryk gen. aest.
    • Form strandi Bryk, 1913
    • Form leechi Rothschild, 1918
    • Form cressoni Reakirt
  • Subspecies anderssoni Bryk, 1941 (Central China: Hupei anderssoni Bryk, gen. aest.
  • Subspecies magnus Fruhstorfer, 1913 (South China: Kiangsi, Liu- kiang
  • Subspecies kansuensis Eisner, 1962 (China: Kansu, Tsinglingshan, Szetchwan)
  • Subspecies shantungensis Hering, 1935 (China: Shantung)
    • Form cellopurissima Eisner, 1954
    • Form binaria Eisner, 1962
    • Form rubrocatenata Eisner, 1962
    • Form quadripicta Eisner, 1962
    • Form elegantissima Eisner, 1954

Notes[edit]

  • monobasic = founded containing a single species, same as "monotypic" if no more species are added
  • gen. vern. = vernalis, genetically determined spring generation
  • gen. aest. = aestivus, genetically determined summer generation
  • gen. vest. = genetically determined vestigial form
  • (!) = nomen collectivum, a nomenclatural/descriptive term incorrectly used by Curt Eisner in a taxonomic sense (infrasubspecific)
  • i.l. = in litteris, correspondence, not published

References[edit]

  • Bryk, F. (1913) Neue Parnassiiden-Formen aus dem Zoologischen Museum zu Berlin.Archiv für Naturgeschichte (A) 79 (3): 1-3; pl. 1 [partim].
  • Bryk, F. (1932) Neue Zerynthiinae Parnassiana 2 (6-8): 102-104.
  • Donovan, E. (1798) An Epitome of the natural History of the Insects of China.E. Donovan, London.
  • Eisner, C. 1954 (Parnassiana nova): III. Einige neue Formen in der Familie der Parnassiidae Zoologische Mededelingen 33 (8): 55-57
  • Eisner, C. (1962) Parnassiana nova XXXII. Nachträgliche Betrachtungen zu der Revision der Subfamilie Parnassiinae (Fortsetzung 5).Zoologische Mededelingen 38 (7): 105-128.
  • Fixsen, C. (1887) Lepidoptera aus Korea .Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères 3: 233-356, pls 13-15, 1 map
  • Gray, G. R. (1852) On the Species of the Genus Sericinus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1852: 70-73
  • Hering, M. (1935) Neue Unterarten von Sericinus telamon (Donov.) Internationale Entomologische Zeitschrift 29 (17): 193-195
  • von Rosen, K. (1929). Papilio. In (A. Seitz ed.) The Macrolepidoptera of the World. The Palearctic Butterflies. Alfred Kernen. Stuttgart. Suppl. 1 : 7-20.
  • Rothschild, [W.] (1918) Catalogue of Zerynthiinae and allied genera in the Tring Museum, with critical notes., Novitates Zoologicae 25: 64-75.
  • Staudinger, O. (1892) Die Macrolepidopteren des Amurgebietes. I. Theil. Rhopalocera, Sphinges, Bombyces, Sphinges Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères 6: 83-658

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