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

by Stefan Schröder


Arhopala aexone (Hewitson, 1863)

ssp. aexone (Hewitson, 1863)






STATUS: Widely distributed but not common. Seems in Papua restricted at the northern coast.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island; Supiori Island; Biak Island; Numfor Island; Japen Island; New Guinea: Fakfak, Jayapura, Nabire, Sarmi, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Halmahera, Buru, Aru Islands, Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, Mehd Halaouate. Literature (see below).






Parsons, M., 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., Academic Press, London.
Schröder, S., 2015. The Arhopala centaurus-group of Evans (1957) in Papua, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA) 9(1): 1-22.