The “parrot-butterfly” of Molina (Insecta: Lepidoptera): Refuting the combination Castnia psittacus (Molina, 1782)

  • Mario Ramos-Gonzalez Departamento de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.
  • Carlos Zamora-Manzur Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Concepción, Chile.
  • Luis E. Parra Departamento de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Abstract

The combination Castnia psittacus (Molina) designated by Philippi (1867) and later argued by Ureta (1955) is invalidated by deficiencies, inconsistencies, misrepresentations and misinterpretations of the description made by Molina. Castnia eudesmia Gray stat. rev. is proposed as the valid combination, while the epithet “psittacus” is assigned to the only Papilionidae of Chile Battus polydamas.

Published
2018-06-30
Section
Short Communications