Battus polydamas antiquus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1906)

Antigua swallowtail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Papilio polydamas antiquus Rothschild & Jordan, 1906


Conservation Status


Last record: 1770



Antigua, Lesser Antilles


Biology & Ecology







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Original scientific description:

Rothschild, Walter and Jordan, Karl. (1906). A revision of the American papilios. Novit. Zool. 13(3): 411-752.


Other references:

Möhn, 1999, Butterflies of the World 5: 4, pl. 5, f. 2

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Olson, Storrs L. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.


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