Santa Clarita and Northern Los Angeles County Area
Pygmy Indra Swallowtail [Papilio indra pygmaeus] Adult Insect Images
Butterfly and Moth Site
Images of Papilio indra pygmaeus (now called “parvindra”) (and other subspecies) from the L.A. Natural History Museum collection...
Note: many of the specimens in this section are mixed-up somewhat, and represent several indra subspecies. Exact identification will have to
wait for a future visit to the museum in order to verify each specimen. Thanks to Dr. Wayne Whaley for his assistance in pointing-out the mix-up :-)
Additionally, Taxonomists have recently decided to rename this subspecies "parvindra", as the old name, "pygmaeus" had already been used (and then discarded) at some point in antiquity.
Click here for more images of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History's collection.