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Species Telicota brachydesma Lower, 1908

Small Darter

  • Telicota brachydesma Lower, O.B. 1908. Descriptions of new Australian Hesperiadae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 32: 311-317 [312].
    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]).


General References

Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. [218]

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 [123]

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] [209] (description, illustrations)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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05-Apr-2011 05-Apr-2011 MOVED
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