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Immature stages of the butterfly Erina gilesi (M.R. Williams & Bollam, 2001) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): description and comparative morphology of Erina species

Braby, Michael; Eastwood, Rod


The lycaenid butterfly Erina gilesi (Williams & Bollam, 2001) is endemic to southwestern Western Australia where it is a host specialist of the vine Cassytha racemosa (Lauraceae). We describe, illustrate and compare the immature stages of E. gilesi from two sites south of Perth with other members of the genus. We also illustrate and document variation in larval colour pattern in E. erina (Fabricius, 1775) and E. delospila (Waterhouse, 1903) for the first time. The immature stages of E. gilesi...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Records of the Western Australian Museum
DOI: 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.35.2020.039-049


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