Argynnina hobartia

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Argynnina hobartia
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Argynnina
Species: A. hobartia
Binomial name
Argynnina hobartia
(Westwood, [1851])
Synonyms
  • Lasiommata hobartia Westwood, [1851]
  • Lasiommata lasus Hewitson, 1864
  • Argynnina montana Couchman & Couchman, 1977

Argynnina hobartia, the Hobart brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.[1] It is endemic to Tasmania.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on various grasses, including Lolium perenne.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Argynnina hobartia hobartia (eastern Tasmania and the mountains)
  • Argynnina hobartia montana (inland Tasmania in the mountains above 900 meters)
  • Argynnina hobartia tasmanica (western Tasmania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argynnina Butler, 1867" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms