Tisiphone abeona

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Tisiphone abeona
Tisiphone abeona (ento-csiro-au).jpg
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Tisiphone
Species: T. abeona
Binomial name
Tisiphone abeona
(Donovan, 1805)
Synonyms
  • Papilio abeona Donovan, 1805
  • Oreas zelinde Hübner, [1808]
  • Epinephele rawnsleyi Miskin, 1876
  • Tisiphone regalis Waterhouse, 1928
  • Enodia joanna Butler, 1866
  • Tisiphone aurelia Waterhouse, 1915
  • Tisiphone albifascia Waterhouse, 1904
  • Tisiphone antoni Tindale, 1947

Tisiphone abeona, the swordgrass brown, is a nymphalid butterfly. It is endemic to Australia.

Tisiphone abeona.jpg

The wings of the adult are brown and have a wingspan of about 60 mm.

The larvae feed on Gahnia species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • T. a. abeona (Donovan, 1805) (New South Wales, from the Hunter River south)
  • T. a. albifascia Waterhouse, 1904 (eastern Victoria)
  • T. a. antoni Tindale, 1947 (western Victoria to south-east Australia)
  • T. a. aurelia Waterhouse, 1915 (New South Wales, from Camden Haven to Port Stevens)
  • T. a. joanna (Butler, 1866) (New South Wales, Port Macquarie)
  • T. a. morrisi Waterhouse, 1914 (Queensland, from Southport to New South Wales)
  • T. a. rawnsleyi (Miskin, 1876) (Queensland, from Gympie to Caloundra)
  • T. a. regalis Waterhouse, 1928 (New South Wales, from the Dorrigo Plateau to the Barrington Tops)

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