Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius, 1775)

Brown Awl, Narrow-winged Awl




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

From North West Cape 1000 km SW of Broome, WA, north-east to Darwin, south to Victoria River Downs, east to Rimbija Is. and Groote Eylandt, NT, Torres Strait Ils, Cape York south to Stanwell Park, NSW, central QLD inland to Mt Moffatt and Selwyn, rarely south to Sydney and far E VIC; Lane & Moulds (2015: 33) record it for Hammond Island, Torres Strait

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), NSW North Coast (NNC), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre [FABACEAE] Pongamia Tree; Ryssopterys timoriensis (DC.) A.Juss. [MALPIGHIACEAE]; Terminalia sericocarpa F.Muell. [COMBRETACEAE]; Terminalia oblongata F.Muell. [COMBRETACEAE]; Terminalia catappa L. [COMBRETACEAE]).

Extra Ecological Information

Eggs are laid singly on young shoots of food plant, larva loosely folds leaf of food plant to build silk-lined shelter, sometimes larvae are so abundant that host plant is completely defoliated, pupa usually in last larval shelter, but if host is defoliated pupa often found in exposed situations nearby, adult flies very rapidly in a darting manner, very mobile migratory species, in QLD migratory flights occur in a southerly direction early to mid-summer with mass movements of the next generation in the reverse direction in late summer, recorded throughout the year.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Feb-2023 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby (ANU)
13-May-2022 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
26-Feb-2021 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
06-Sep-2017 HESPERIIDAE 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Lyn Randall
05-Mar-2013 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED