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Species Catopsilia scylla (Linnaeus, 1763)

Orange Migrant

Taxonomic Decision for Subspecies Arrangement

  • Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. [269]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Fiji, Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Maluku), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Oriental Region.


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Finke (FIN), Gascoyne (GAS), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: Lake Eyre basin, N Gulf, N coastal, W plateau
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal, NW coastal
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • Maluku
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands

Oriental Region

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Senna leptoclada (Benth.) Randell [FABACEAE]; Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby [FABACEAE]; Senna surattensis (Burm.f.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby [FABACEAE]).

Extra Ecological Information

Senna surattensis is introduced.

 

Details of nominate subspecies, not present in Australia

Catopsilia scylla scylla (Linnaeus, 1763)

Papilio scylla Linnaeus, C. 1763. Centuria Insectorum, Proposuit Boas Johansson. In, Amoenitates Academicae. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae Vol. 6(121). 384–415 pp. [404].
Type data: lectotype LS *; Linnaeus in the original description did not indicate the number of specimens described; Corbet, A.S. 1949. The Linnaean names of Indo-Australian Rhopalocera. Pt 7. Summary of determinations. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London B 18: 191–199 [198] (type information, discussed the type locality confirming Java, and gave the sex of the type specimen).
Subsequent designation: Corbet, A.S. 1941. The Linnaean names of Indo-Australian Rhopalocera. Pts 1, 2. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London B 10: 8–27 [23] (referred to a type and stated that it was in the Linnaean collection); Edwards, E.D., Newland, J. & Regan, L. 2001. Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea. In Wells, A. & Houston, W.W.K. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 31.6. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia. x 615 pp. (interpret Corbet's (1941) reference to a type as a lectotype designation (Art. 74, ICZN 1985)).
Type locality: Java, Indonesia (designated in original description); Corbet, A.S. 1942. The Linnaean names of Indo-Australian Rhopalocera. Pt 3. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London B 11: 91–94 [92, 93] (confirmed Java as the type locality); Corbet, A.S. 1949. The Linnaean names of Indo-Australian Rhopalocera. Pt 7. Summary of determinations. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London B 18: 191–199 [198] (confirmed Java as the type locality).

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 11-Jan-2013 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED