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Species Telicota brachydesma Lower, 1908

Small Darter

  • Type data:
     Lectotype AM KL07237 , Cooktown, QLD (designated in original description).
    Paralectotype(s) AM KL07328
    Comment: Lower in the original description referred to types and stated they were in the Waterhouse collection (now in AM); Lower, O.B. 1911. Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 35: 112–172 [159] (incorrectly stated that the types were in the Lower and Waterhouse collections), Peters, J.V. 1971. A Catalogue of the Type Specimens of the Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera) in the Australian Museum. Greenwich, NSW : Australian Entomological Press 36 pp. [17] (type specimen identifiers).





Extra Distribution Information

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

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Leptaspis banksii R.Br. [POACEAE]).


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)
20-Nov-2015 HESPERIIDAE 20-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Lyn Randall
05-Mar-2013 10-Nov-2015 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 05-Apr-2011 MOVED
05-Mar-2013 20-Nov-2015 MODIFIED
20-Nov-2015 MODIFIED