A new subspecies of Jalmenus inous Hewitson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Shark Bay, Western Australia

Johnson, Stephen J., and Valentine, Peter S. (2007) A new subspecies of Jalmenus inous Hewitson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Shark Bay, Western Australia. Australian Entomologist, 34 (3). pp. 77-83.

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Abstract

Jalmenus inous bronwynae subsp. n. is described for the first record of the genus Jalmenus Hubner from the Shark Bay area in Western Australia. The new subspecies is the smallest in the genus and is isolated by more than 700 km from the nearest populations of related taxa. It is recorded breeding on Acacia ligulata A. Cunn ex Benth, a species not previously known as a host plant for Jalmenus. Immature stages are attended by two species of ants within the Iridomyrmex rufoniger group.

Item ID: 1783
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
ISSN: 1320-6133
Keywords: Jalmenus inous bronwynae, new species, Shark Bay, Western Australia, Lepidoptera
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2007
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060302 Biogeography and Phylogeography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 51%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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