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The Blues (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, Lycaeninae) of Papua Indonesia

by Stefan Schröder


Hypochrysops pythias C. & R. Felder, 1865

ssp. pythias C. & R. Felder, 1865
ssp. drucei Oberthür, 1894







STATUS: In Indonesian New Guinea represented by two subspecies. The nomotypical subspecies is rare, ssp. drucei is common.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. pythias: Waigeo Island; ssp. drucei: Japen Island; New Guinea: Ampas, Avona, Bernhard Camp, Fakfak, Jayapura, Kobakma, Kota Nica, Lukun, Mamberamo Raya, Mappi, Miei, Modio, Nabire, Parfi, Sarmi, Star Mountains, Timika, Upper Digul, Yahukimo. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru, Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia).

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Literature (see below).






Sands, D.P.A., 1986. A revision of the genus Hypochrysops C. and R. Felder (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Entomonograph 7: 1-116.