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

by Stefan Schröder


Arhopala eupolis Miskin, 1890

ssp. eupolis Miskin, 1890
philtron Fruhstorfer, 1914






STATUS: Rare. It has been shown that the name Arhopala centaurus (Fabricius, 1775) can not be applied for the species known from New Guinea (Vane-Wright & Gaonkar, 2005) and populations from New Guinea as well as Australia are therefore assigned to A. eupolis Miskin, 1890.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Nabire, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Kai Islands, Aru Islands,, Papua New Guinea, Australia.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






Parsons, M., 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., Academic Press, London.
Vane-Wright, R.I. & Gaonkar, H., 2005. The Arhopala butterflies described by Fabricius: A. centaurus is from Java, A. democritus from Phuket (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Entomological Science 9: 295-311.