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

by Stefan Schröder

Logania nehalemia Fruhstorfer, 1914







STATUS: A very rare species, only known by the holotype.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: According to Eliot (1986) the type locality is likely to lie in the north-western part of Irian Jaya (so presumably the Birdshead Peninsula in West Papua). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Logania nehalemia has previously been regarded as a ssp. of L. hampsoni (Fruhstorfer, 1914), which is distributed from the Moluccas (Obi Isl.) through New Guinea to New Britain.

DATA SOURCES: Literature (see below).






Eliot, J.N., 1986. A review of the Miletini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). – Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 53 (1): 1-105, 108 figs.; London.