Phalanta philiberti (de Joannis, 1893)

Philibert's leopard butterfly, Seychelles leopard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Atella philiberti de Joannis, 1893; Atella seychellarum Holland, 1896:266


Conservation Status


Last record: 1953 (specimen); 1960 (sighting; Lawrence, 2014)



Seychelles (Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

de Joannis. (1893). [Macrolépidoptères nouveax des îles Séchelles] Bull. Soc. Ent. Fr. 1893 : l-liii.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (2008). Preliminary conservation status and needs of an oceanic island fauna: the case of Seychelles insects. J Insect Conserv 12: 293-305.

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

Holland, W. J. (1896). List of the lepidoptera from Aldabra, Seychelles, and other East African islands, collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 18(1064): 265-273.

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


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