Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subspecies Heteronympha penelope alope Waterhouse, 1937

  • Type data:
     Holotype AM KL01185 , Lorne, VIC (designated in original description).
    Paratype(s) AM KL01186 1, Lorne, VIC; AM KL01187 1, Lorne, VIC; AM KL01187 1, Lorne, VIC; AM KL01186 1, Lorne, VIC
    Comment: Waterhouse in the original description mentioned two males and a female, and also stated that the types of the races were in the AM; Peters, J.V. 1971. A Catalogue of the Type Specimens of the Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera) in the Australian Museum. Greenwich, NSW : Australian Entomological Press 36 pp. [20] (type information); Edwards, E.D., Newland, J. & Regan, L. 2001. Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea. In Wells, A. & Houston, W.W.K. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 31.6. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia. x 615 pp. (Waterhouse's (1937) remarks about types are interpreted as indicating that the specimen so labelled in the AM is the holotype).




South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Flinders (FLI), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • South Australia: SE coastal
    • Victoria: SE coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore.


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)
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 30-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 MOVED