Papilio phorbanta nana Oberthür, 1879

Seychelles papilion pature, Small Réunion swallowtail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Princeps phorbanta nana Oberthür, 1879; Papilio disparilis nana Oberthür, 1879


Conservation Status


Last record: before 1880 (Lawrence, 2015)





Biology & Ecology




Only known from two specimens (Lawrence, 2014).






Original scientific description:

Oberthür, Charles. (1879). Catalogue raisonné des Papilionidae de la Collection de Ch. Oberthür. Étud. d'Ent. 4: 19-102.


Other references:

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

Lawrence, James M. (2014). Field Guide to Butterflies of Seychelles: Their Natural History and Conservation. Siri Scientific Press.

Lawrence, James M. (2015). A short note on the biogeography of the rarely observed Seychelles butterflies. Phelsuma 23: 1-5.

Legrand, H. 1959. Note sur la sous-espèce nana Ch. Oberthür de Papilio phorbanta Linné des îles Seychelles (Lep. Papilionidae). B. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 121-123.


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