Acrodipsas mortoni Sands, Miller, & Kerr, 1997
Brown Ant Blue
LUCIINI,   THECLINAE,   LYCAENIDAE,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The male adults of this species are brown, with two black spots at the tornus of each hindwing. The female adults of are similar, with margins that are more curvy than the males, and with three black spots at the tornus of each hindwing.

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

The species has been found in :

  • southern Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Donald Peter Andrew Sands, C.G. Miller, & J.F.R. Kerr,
    A New Species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from inland New South Wales and southern Queensland,
    Australian Journal of Entomology,
    Volume 36 (1997), p. 19.


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    (written 2 November 2018, updated 6 August 2020)