Hasora celaenus (Stoll, [1782])
New Guinea Awl
(one synonym : Thymele lugubris Boisduval, 1832)
COELIADINAE ,   HESPERIIDAE ,   HESPERIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


drawing by Pieter Cramer and Caspar Stoll, listed as Papilio celaenus,
De uitlandsche kapellen: voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America,
Volume 4 (1782), Plate CCCXCIII, fig. A,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

These butterflies are dark greenish-grey on upper and lower surfaces.

The species occurs in

  • Indonesia,

    and one specimen was taken in Australia in 1902 in

  • Queensland on Cape York.


    underside, drawing by Pieter Cramer and Caspar Stoll, listed as Papilio celaenus,
    De uitlandsche kapellen: voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America,
    Volume 4 (1782), Plate CCCXCIII, fig. B,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Caspar Stoll,
    Papillons exotiques,
    in Pieter Cramer:
    De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
    Volume 4 (1782), p. 214, and also Plate 393, figs. A, B.


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    (written 29 October 2001, updated 30 September 2013)