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Moggill, Australia

Brown S.S.,19 Kimberley Drive | Weir R.P.,1 Longwood Avenue | Meyer C.E.,29 Silky Oak Avenue | Samson P.R.,Mackay Mail Center
Australian Entomologist

Jamides aleuas pholes Fruhstorfer, 1915 is recorded from northern Cape York Peninsula, Australia for the first time. A previously overlooked record from Kiunga in Western Province, Papua New Guinea is also noted. Notes on its life history and biology are presented and compared with the Australian endemic subspecies J. a. coelestis (Miskin, 1891), previously recorded from Shipton's Flat near Cooktown south to Paluma in the Wet Tropics area of northern Queensland but with a new northerly record approximately 60 km north of Shipton's Flat. Jamides aleuas pholes and J. a. coelestis are allopatric in Australia, with populations geographically separated by some 550 km. The immature stages of J. a. pholes, like those of J. a. coelestis, have been discovered on Arytera sp. (Sapindaceae) growing within the rainforest understorey. Larvae of J. a. pholes were found to be associated with the ants Rhytidoponera Mayr sp. (Ectatomminae) and Tetramorium pacificum Mayr (Myrmicinae). Source

Meyer C.E.,29 Silky Oak Avenue | Weir R.P.,I Longwood Avenue | Brown S.S.,19 Kimberley Drive
Australian Entomologist

Taractrocera anisomorpha (Lower, 1911), Papilio fuscus canopus Westwood, 1842 and Hypolimnas missipus (Linnaeus, 1764) are newly recorded from the Kimberley region, northern Western Australia; Danaus genutia alexis (Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914) is newly recorded from Darwin, Northern Territory; Catopsila pyranthe crokera (W.S. Macleay, 1826) and Hypolimnas alimena lamina (Linnaeus, 1758) are newly recorded from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland; Parnara bada sida (Waterhouse, 1934) and Pelopidas agna dingo (Moore, 1866) are newly recorded from Blackdown Tableland, central-eastern Queensland. Nine new temporal records filling gaps in the current adult butterfly phenology from Australia are also provided for Rachelia extrusa (C. & R. Felder, 1867), Papilio aegeus aegeus Donovan, 1805, Elodina parthia (Hewitson, 1853), Leptosia nina (Fabricius, 1793), Libythea geoffroy genia Waterhouse, 1938, Danaus genutia alexis (Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914), Nesolycaena caesia d'Apice & Miller, 1992, Jamides amarauge Druce, 1891 and Pithecops dionisius dionisius (Boisduval, 1832). Source

Anthene seltuttus seltuttus (Rüber, 1886) and Anthene lycaenoides sutrana (Fruhstorfer, 1916) are recorded from northern Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia for the first time. Specimens of both were collected on Dauan Island and a single female of Anthene seltuttus seltuttus was also collected on neighbouring Saibai Island. Source

Meyer C.E.,29 Silky Oak Avenue | Weir R.P.,90 Home Road | Brown S.S.,19 Kimberley Drive
Australian Entomologist

Hasora hwama territorialis subsp. n. is described and figured from the 'Top End', Northern Territory, Australia. Distinct differences in adult phenotype separate it from populations of the nominate subspecies H. hwama hwama (Butler, 1870) from Queensland, Australia and from other subspecies in the Moluccas, mainland New Guinea and adjacent islands eastwards through the Bismarck Archipelago to the Solomon Islands. The two subspecies in Australia are geographically isolated and are consistent in their character differences. Hasora h. hwama is newly recorded from Dauan Island, northern Torres Strait. Source

Brown S.S.,19 Kimberley Drive | Meyer C.E.,29 Silky Oak Avenue | Weir R.P.,90 Home Road | Miller C.G.,37 Alison Ave
Australian Entomologist

Tagiades nestus korela Mabille, 1891 is recorded from Mer (Murray) Island in Torres Strait for the first time. One male specimen was collected on 12 April 2015 flying on a track in monsoon forest near the centre of the island. T. n. korela is now known from three Torres Strait islands, viz. Dauan, Erub (Darnley) and Mer. Source

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