Acrodipsas hirtipes Sands, 1980
Hirtipes Ant Blue
LUCIINI,   THECLINAE,   LYCAENIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adults of this species on top are brown, with darker veins, and a pair of obscure dark spots at the tornus of each hind wing. The undersides are fawn with arcs of brown spots. The butterflies have a wing span of about 2 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

They have been found in the

  • Northern Territory, and on the
  • Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Michael F. Braby,
    Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 638-639.

    Donald Peter Andrew Sands,
    A new genus, Acrodipsas, for a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder, with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland,
    Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
    Volume 18, Part 3 (1980), p. 258.


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    (updated 24 February 2002, 7 October 2013, 1 July 2020)