Papilio phorbanta

Seychelles Papillon La Pâture
(Papilio phorbanta nana)

syn. -



local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

This species can be found today only on Réunion (see depiction).

A subspecies, (ssp. nana), whose taxonomic status is doubtful, is said however to have once existed on the Seychelles Islands.


Papillon La Pâture (Papilio phorbanta phorbant), nominate race from Réunion

Depiction from 'Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. London, The Society. 1907'

(flipped horizontal)


- H. Legrand: Note sur la sous-espéce nana Ch. Oberthür de Papilio phorbanta Linné des îles Seychelles (Lep. Papilionidae). Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 64: 121-123. 1959
- David Ross Stoddart: Biogeography and ecology of the Seychelles Islands. Springer, 1984