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Subspecies Vindula arsinoe ada (M.R. Butler, 1874)

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  • Cynthia ada Butler, M.R. 1874. Description of three new species of diurnal Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1873(III): 686-687 [Date published April 1874] [686].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH Rh8013 , Queensland (in original description; Museum register gives Rockingham Bay, QLD).
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH Rh8014 ; BMNH Rh8014 , Rockingham Bay (in Museum register)
    Comment: Butler in the original description mentioned both sexes; Gabriel, A.G. 1927. Catalogue of the Type Specimens of Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in the British Museum. Part III. Nymphalidae. London : British Museum 128 pp. [6] (listed male and female types and this is not accepted as a lectotype designation).
    Type locality references:
    Waterhouse, G.A. 1936. [unpublished personal manuscript of observations made at the BMNH (Satyridae, Nymphalidae)]. Photocopy located at ANIC, Canberra, ACT. [17] (noted entry in the Museum Register giving Rockingham Bay as type locality and recorded label data and accession numbers); Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea; their systematics and biology. San Diego : Academic Press 736 pp. [622] (gave QLD as the type locality).
  • Cynthia arsinoe dampierensis Rothschild, L.W. 1915. On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A.S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier, and Vulcan Islands. Novitates Zoologicae 22: 192-208, 387-442 [202].
    Type data:
     
    Syntype(s) BMNH , Karkar Is., Papua New Guinea (as Dampier Island in original description); BMNH , Karkar Is., Papua New Guinea (as Dampier Island in original description)
    Comment: Rothschild in the original description mentioned four males and four females.
  • Cynthia arsinoe rebeli Fruhstorfer, H. 1906. Neue Rhopaloceren. Entomologische Zeitschrift 19: 215-216 [215].
    Type data:
     
    Syntype(s) whereabouts unknown , unknown (Fruhstorfer mentioned localities in both Papua New Guinea and West Irian); whereabouts unknown
    Comment: Fruhstorfer in the original description mentioned both sexes and a figure by Rebel; Fruhstorfer mentioned three females.
  • Cynthia arsinoe pisidike Fruhstorfer, H. 1903. Neue Nymphaliden aus Ostasien. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 16: 22-42 [40].
    Type data:
     
    Syntype(s) whereabouts unknown , Fergusson Is., Papua New Guinea (in original description); whereabouts unknown
    Comment: Fruhstorfer in the original description mentioned five males and one female.
  • Cynthia arsinoe polykaste Fruhstorfer, H. 1903. Neue Nymphaliden aus Ostasien. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 16: 22-42 [40].
    Type data:
     
    Syntype(s) whereabouts unknown , Kiriwina Is., Papua New Guinea; whereabouts unknown , Kiriwina Is., Papua New Guinea
    Comment: Fruhstorfer in the original description mentioned four males and five females.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea; their systematics and biology. San Diego : Academic Press 736 pp. [622]

 

Distribution

States

Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

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


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

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

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore.

 

General References

Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. [406] (biology)

Manski, M.J. 1933. Life history of Cynthia arsinoe ada. North Queensland Naturalist 1: Pt 4, pp. 5-6, Pt 5, p. 4 [5, 4] (biology)

Manski, M.J. 1934. Life history of Cynthia arsinoe ada. North Queensland Naturalist 2(6): 11 [11] (biology)

Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea; their systematics and biology. San Diego : Academic Press 736 pp. [622]

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] [63] (as Cynthia arsinoe ada M.R. Butler, 1874; description, distribution)

 

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 28-Apr-2014 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 30-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 MOVED