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Rediscovery of the Desert Sand-skipper Croitana aestiva Edwards (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae): morphology, life history and behaviour

Palmer, Christopher M.; Braby, Michael


Croitana aestiva Edwards is one of Australia's most poorly known butterflies. Previously it was known from a total of eight specimens collected in 1966 and 1972 in the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs in central Australia. The species was not positively recorded for the next 35years; however, in February 2007 a population was rediscovered during targeted surveys. Subsequent biological studies were conducted from 2007 to 2010. A reappraisal of adult morphology show that four character...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2011.00844.x


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