Deudorix epijarbas

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Cornelian
Deudorix epijarbas menesicles ventral view 20121028.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Deudorix
Species: D. epijarbas
Binomial name
Deudorix epijarbas
(Moore, 1857)
Synonyms
  • Thecla epijarbas Moore, [1858]
  • Aphnaeus epijarbas Doubleday, 1847 (nomen nudum)
  • Deudorix ancus Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix amatius Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix cinnabarus Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix mesarchus Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix coriolanus Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix megakles Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix menesicles Fruhstorfer, 1912
  • Deudorix dido Waterhouse, 1934

Deudorix epijarbas, the cornelian, is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in South-East Asia from India to Fiji, including the Philippines, and also the tropical coast of Queensland in Australia.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on Sapindus trifoliatus, Euphoria longan, Litchi chinensis, Aesculus indicus, Connarus species (in seed capsules), Harpullia pendula, Pometia pinnata, Caryota rumphiana and Sarcopteryx martyana.

Subspecies[edit]

  • D. e. epijarbas
  • D. e. ancus Fruhstorfer, 1912 (northern India)
  • D. e. amatius Fruhstorfer, 1912 (Assam to northern Thailand, Indo China)
  • D. e. cinnabarus Fruhstorfer, 1912 (southern Thailand to Sundaland)
  • D. e. terenzius Fruhstorfer (Nias)
  • D. e. enganicus Fruhstorfer (Enggano)
  • D. e. mesarchus Fruhstorfer, 1912 (Lessar Sunda Islands)
  • D. e. corolianus Fruhstorfer, 1912 (Palawan, Philippines)
  • D. e. megakles Fruhstorfer, 1912 (Sulawesi)
  • D. e. menesicles Fruhstorfer, 1912 (Taiwan)
  • D. e. dido Waterhouse, 1934 (Kuranda, Cairns)
  • D. e. biaka Joicey & Talbot (Biak)
  • D. e. turbo Fruhstorfer (Moluccas, Waigeu, Misool, Kai, West Irian to Papua, Manam, Tagula)
  • D. e. diovella Waterhouse, 1920 (Fiji)

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