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Taxonomic revision of the Taractrocera ilia (Waterhouse) complex (Lepidoptera : Hesperiidae) from north-western Australia and mainland New Guinea based on morphological and molecular data

Braby, Michael; Zwick, Andreas


The taxonomy of the Taractrocera ilia complex is revised based on evidence from multiple sources, including phenotypic characters (wing colour pattern elements, morphology of adult and immature stages), ecology and molecular data. Three species are recognised in the complex: T. psammopetra Braby, sp. nov. is restricted to north-Western Australia where it has a disjunct distribution (Kimberley and the central Arnhem Land plateau); T. ilia (Waterhouse, 1932) sensu stricto is endemic to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Invertebrate Systematics
DOI: 10.1071/IS15028


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