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

by Stefan Schröder


Arhopala nobilis C. Felder, 1860

ssp. alcestis Grose-Smith, 1902
ssp. bosnikiana Joicey & Talbot, 1916






STATUS: A rare species, represented by two subspecies in Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. bosnikiana: Biak Island: Bosnik, Numfor Island; ssp. alcestis: New Guinea: Mimika, Sorong, Timika. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru Islands, Gebe Island.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






Parsons, M., 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., Academic Press, London.