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Butterfly

Scientific Name
Lycaena sp.
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Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
0 NZ - Unknown
Reliability
High
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LEP38
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Eye glabrous. Androconia absent; forewing with veins 6 and 7 (M1 and R5) close at their point of origin, sometimes connate or briefly stalked.

Larva

Feeds on Polygonaceae.

References

- Bretherton, R.F., Davies, M., Dempster, J.P., Emmet, A.M., Heath, J., Melling, T., Morton, A.C., Oates, M., Porter, K.J., Read, M.J., Thomas, J.A. & Willmott, K.J. (1989). Lycaenidae. In: Emmet, A.M. & Heath, J. (Eds.), The moths and butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7, Part I. Hesperiidae-Nymphalidae. Harley Books, Colchester, pp. 118-179 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
15/07/2011 06:49 AEST
Last Updated
11/04/2014 02:28 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Butterfly (Lycaena sp.) Updated on 4/11/2014 2:28:41 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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