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

by Stefan Schröder


Titea sublutea (Bethune-Baker, 1906)

ssp. sublutea (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
ssp. extensa (Tite, 1963)






STATUS: A rare species. In Papua represented by two subspecies.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: ssp. sublutea: Baliem Valley, Iebele Camp, Mt. Kunupi, Nabire, Weyland Mtns; ssp. extensa: Anggi Lakes (Arfak Mts.), Dohunsehik. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea (ssp. sublutea).

DATA SOURCES: KSP. Literature (see below).






Parson, M., 1999. 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.