Libythea cinyras Trimen, 1866

Mauritius libythid butterfly, Mauritius snout butterfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1865 (Davis & Barnes, 1991:151)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Moka district, Mauritius


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Trimen, R. (1866). Notes on the butterflies of Mauritius. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. (3rd Ser.) 5(4): 329-344.


Other references:

Davis, P. M. H. and Barnes, M. J. C. (1991). The Butterflies of Mauritius. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 30(3-4): 145-161.

Henning, Graham. (2015). Lepidoptera conservation in South Africa - part 2. Babbel Blues 3: 18-23.

Kawahara, Akito Y. (2006). Biology of the snout butterflies (Nymphalidae, Libytheinae), Part 1: Libythea Fabricius. Transactions of the lepidopterological Society of Japan 57: 13-33.

Kawahara, Akito Y. and Wahlberg, Niklas. (2007). Libythea cinyras Trimen 1866. Version 03 December 2007 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

Manders, N. (1908). The butterflies of Mauritius and Bourbon. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1907(4): 429-454.

Trimen, R. (1879). On some hitherto undescribed butterflies inhabiting southern Africa. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1879: 337-340.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Libythea cinyras. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2012.


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