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Drawing by Scudder 1875
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Parnassiinae
Genus: Thaites
Scudder , 1875

Single species:
Thaites ruminiana (Scudder 1875)

Thaites ruminiana, is the only species of the extinct genus, Thaites. It was described by Samuel Hubbard Scudder in 1875, after discovery in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France. It is a fossil swallowtail butterfly.


  • Hancock, D.L., 1983. Classification of the Papilionidae (Lepidoptera): a phylogenetic approach. Smithersia 2: 1-48.
  • Scudder, S.H., 1875. Fossil butterflies. Memoirs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science I: I-XI, 1-99. Salem, Massachusetts.

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