The Papua Insects Foundation
The Blues (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae, Lycaeninae) of Papua Indonesia
by Stefan Schröder
Hypolycaena sipylus (C. Felder, 1860)
ssp. pictor Fruhstorfer, 1912
STATUS: A rare species. Subspecific assignment of the West Papuan records has not yet been established. Hypolycaena sipylus pictor Fruhstorfer, 1912 is a generally available name, used for the race from Waigeo and this may also include the specimens from mainland West Papua
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island; New Guinea: Arfak Mts., Fakfak, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Widespread in the Indo-Australian Region, just reaching Western New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: KSP.