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Parnassius (Tadumia) cephalus Grum-Grshimailo, 1891

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Parnassius cephalus Grum-Grshimailo, 1891: 446.
Type locality: "Cum antecedente [= P. delphius var. acdestis Grum-Grshimailo, 1891] lectus [...] In regione alpina Amdo dicta, in montibus ad Sinin" [China: Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan].
Type: Syntypes 1 , 1 : Liang-tcha-sien (Probable translation of original Russian locality label)./orig./Coll. Gr. Gr./Elwes Coll.; [1890, G. Grum-Grshimailo leg.]; in coll. NHM, London; in coll. ZISP, St.Petersburg ? (Häuser et al. 2005)


P. cephalus michaeli: Tibet      
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Following Häuser et al. (2005), the species is known only from China and Nepal.

Worth knowing:


Grum-Grshimailo, Gr. 1891. Lepidoptera nova in Asia centrali novissime lecta et descripta. Horae Societatis entomologicae Rossicae 25 (3-4): 445-465.
Häuser, C. L., J. Holstein & A. Steiner 2005. The Global Butterfly Information System. http://www.globis.insects-online.de. Last updated 14.04.2011 [online 15 January 2013].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2011.06.02
Kurz Michael: 2013.01.17
Kurz Michael: 2013.03.14
not reviewed