(formerly known as Erosia semibrunnea)
POLYOMMATINI, POLYOMMATINAE, LYCAENIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on :
The adult butterflies on top are black with a large white patch on each wing. Underneath they are white with a black edge, and a black spot near the base of each hindwing costa. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species is found as various subspecies across south-west Pacific, including
The subspecies dionisius is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
in M.J. Dumont d'Urville: Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
Division 7, Part 1 : Lepidopteres (1832), pp. 82-83, No. 11.
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, p. 845.
(updated 22 June 2002, 15 September 2017)