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

by Stefan Schröder


Arhopala leander Evans, 1957






STATUS: Widely distributed but in Papua a rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Misool Island; Waigeo Island; Numfor Island; Japen Island; New Guinea: Humboldt Bay, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

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.

Schröder, S., 2015. The Arhopala centaurus-group of Evans (1957) in Papua, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA) 9(1): 1-22.