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Species Parnara amalia (Semper, 1879)

Hyaline Swift, Orange Swift

  • Pamphila amalia Semper, G. 1879. Beitrag zur Rhopalocerenfauna von Australien. Journal des Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg V(14): 138-194 pls 8, 9 [dated 1878] [183, (p. 47 in separate)].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMH (Semper in the original description indicated that he had one specimen), Rockhampton, QLD (indicated in original description).
  • Hesperilla fulgidus Miskin, W.H. 1889. Descriptions of some new species of Australian Hesperidae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 6(4): 146-154 [publication date: Anon. 1889. Royal Society of Queensland. Annual Meeting, 12th July, 1889. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 6: i–xi [iv, vi, x]] [151].
    Type data:
     Lectotype QM , Brisbane, QLD (designated in original description)
    Comment: Miskin in the original description did not indicate the number of specimens described, he incorrectly identified the described specimen(s) as female.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Lower, O.B. 1911. Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 35: 112-172 [162]
  • Waterhouse, G.A. 1937. Australian Hesperiidae. VII. Notes on the types and type localities. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 62(3–4): 107-125 [120]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Leersia hexandra Sw. [POACEAE]; Oryza sp. [POACEAE]; Oryza sativa L. [POACEAE]).

Extra Ecological Information

Oryza sativa is introduced.

 

General References

Waterhouse, G.A. 1932. What Butterfly is That? A Guide to the Butterflies of Australia. Illustrated by Neville Cayley. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 291 pp. 34 pls. [Date published 15/Dec/1932] [262] (as Baorynnis amalia (Semper, 1879))

Waterhouse, G.A. 1937. Australian Hesperiidae. VII. Notes on the types and type localities. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 62(3–4): 107-125 [120] (as Parnara amalia (Semper, 1879))

Waterhouse, G.A. & Lyell, G. 1914. The Butterflies of Australia: a monograph of the Australian Rhopalocera introducing a complete scheme of structural classification, and giving descriptions and illustrations of all the butterflies found in Australia, including a number now recorded for the first time. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 239 pp. 38 pls + 3 unnumbered colour pls. [Date published 25 July 1914] [207] (as Cephrenes amalia (Semper, [1879]), description)

 

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
05-Apr-2011 05-Apr-2011 MOVED
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED