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

by Stefan Schröder


Philiris kapaura Tite, 1963

endemic species!






STATUS: A common species. According to Parsons (1998) it is most likely that kapaura is a subspecies of Philiris dinawa (Bethune-Baker, 1908) as genitalic structures and adults are very similar.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Arfak Mts., Fakfak, Sorong, Timika. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: Literature (see below).






Parson, M., 1998. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea. Their systematics and biology: 736 pp., Academic Press, London.
Tite, G.E., 1963. A revision of the genus Candalides and allied genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology Supplement, 14: 199-259.