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

by Stefan Schröder

Hypochrysops apelles (Fabricius, 1775)

ssp. praeclarus (Fruhstorfer, 1908)







STATUS: Widely distributed and locally common.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Japen Island; Roon Island; New Guinea: Asmat, Mt. Goliath, Jayapura, Kaimana, Manokwari, Merauke, Mimika, Nabire, Sarmi, Setakwa River, Sorong, Timika, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: From Aru through New Guinea to Northern Australia.

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






Sands, D.P.A., 1986 . A revision of the genus Hypochrysops C. and R. Felder (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Entomonograph 7: 1-116.