Papilio toboroi (Ribbe, 1907)

Buin Island, N Solomon Prov, Papua New Guinea Dec 1980

    Closely related to P laglazie and P moerneri, this species is known from Bougainville (where it is widespread) and the Solomon islands and is quite local though may be common when found. Larvae feed in large groups and have a high mortality rate based on the number that survive to adulthood.   The larvae (as with P laglazei) are considered by local tribes to be a delicacy. Probably taste like chicken.