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

by Stefan Schröder


Arhopala auxesia (Hewitson, 1863)

ssp. salvia Evans, 1957








STATUS: A very rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Salawati Island; Numfor Island. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru Islands, Halmahera(?).

DATA SOURCES: Literature (see below).






Evans, W.H, 1957. A revision of the Arhopala group of Oriental Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London Entomology 5: 85- 141.
Parsons, M., 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., Academic Press, London.