Jalmenus eubulus Miskin, 1876
Queensland Hairstreak
(formerly known as Ialmenus eubulus)
ZESIINI,   THECLINAE,   LYCAENIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

The adult butterlies of this species have opalescent white wings each with a wide dark band along the costa and margin. The forewings each also have a dark tick in the cell. The hindwings each have dark veins, and two tails near the tornus beside an orange patch. The undersides are pale brown with narrow dark brown margins, with a sparse pattern of brown and dark brown lines, and have a larger orange area near the tails of the hindwings.

This species has been found in south-eastern Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    This species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of Jalmenus evagoras.


    Further reading :

    William Henry Miskin,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian diurnal Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 27, Part 3 (1876), p. 457.


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    (written 22 July 2020)