Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Prosotas dubiosa (Semper, 1879)

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New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

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

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)


NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • Maluku
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands

Oriental Region

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Acacia leiocalyx (Domin) Pedley [FABACEAE] Early Flowering Black Wattle; Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit [MIMOSACEAE] Lead Tree; Acacia mangium Willd. [FABACEAE] Mangium; Acacia auriculiformis Benth. [FABACEAE] Northern Black Wattle; Acacia victoriae Benth. [FABACEAE] Prickly Wattle; Litchi chinensis Sonner. [SAPINDACEAE]; Cajanus reticulatus (Aiton) F.Muell. [FABACEAE]; Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. [FABACEAE]; Macadamia integrifolia Maiden & Betche [PROTEACEAE]; Acacia polystachya Benth. [FABACEAE]; Archidendron grandiflorum I.Nielsen [MIMOSACEAE]; Albizia lebbeck (Willd.) Benth. [MIMOSACEAE]; Acacia hemignosta F.Muell. [FABACEAE] Club-leaf Wattle).

Extra Ecological Information

Introduced plants include Albizia lebbeck, Leucaena leucocephala (Mimosaceae), Litchi chinensis (Sapindaceae).


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