Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Nacaduba cyanea (Cramer, 1775)

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Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Maluku), Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

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)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • Maluku
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. [MIMOSACEAE] Matchbox Bean).


Details of nominate subspecies, not present in Australia

Nacaduba cyanea cyanea (Cramer, 1775)

Papilio cyanea Cramer, P. 1775. Uitlandsche Kapellen. [Dutch title] or Papilions exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique. [French title]. Amsterdam Baalde and Utrecht : Wild Vol. 1(1–7) 1–132 pls 1–84 pp. [issued 1775, dated 1775-1790] [120 pl. 76] [issued 1775, dated 1775–1790, see International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1958. Opinion 516. Determination under the plenary powers of the relative precedence to be assigned to certain works on the Order Lepidoptera (Class Insecta) published in 1775 by Pieter Cramer, Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller, Johann Christian Fabricius, Johann Casper Fuessly, and S.A. von Rottemburg respectively. Opinions and Declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 19: 1–44 [6]].
Type data: syntypes whereabouts unknown *; Cramer in the original description did not indicate the number of specimens descibed; Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea; their systematics and biology. San Diego : Academic Press 736 pp. [425] (referred to a holotype male).
Type locality: Ambon. Indonesia (Amboina designated in original description).


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
04-Jun-2020 LYCAENIDAE Leach, 1815 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
06-Sep-2017 LYCAENIDAE 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Federica Turco (QM)
06-Sep-2017 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED
22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED