Papilio phorbanta


 
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Seychelles Papillon La Pâture
(Papilio phorbanta nana)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Seychelles

 
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.

 
left:

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


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

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References:

- 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