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Subspecies Telicota augias krefftii (Macleay, 1866)

Krefft's Darter


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore.


General References

Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. [213] (biology, description, distribution)

Evans, W.H. 1949. A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). London : British Museum xix 502 pp. 53 pls. [395] (Telicota kreffti argilus in new combination as Telicota augias argilus Waterhouse, 1933)

Masters, G. 1873. Catalogue of the Described Diurnal Lepidoptera of Australia. Sydney : Frederick White 24 pp. [22] (incorrect subsequent spelling as kreffti)

Waterhouse, G.A. 1932. Australian Hesperiidae. II. Notes and descriptions of new forms. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 57(3–4): 218-238 [235] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Astycus kreffti kreffti)

Waterhouse, G.A. 1932. What Butterfly is That? A Guide to the Butterflies of Australia. Illustrated by Neville Cayley. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 291 pp. 34 pls. [Date published 15/Dec/1932] [260] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Astycus kreffti kreffti, taxonomy)

Waterhouse, G.A. 1937. Australian Hesperiidae. VII. Notes on the types and type localities. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 62(3–4): 107-125 [123] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Telicota kreffti kreffti)

Waterhouse, G.A. & Lyell, G. 1914. The Butterflies of Australia: a monograph of the Australian Rhopalocera introducing a complete scheme of structural classification, and giving descriptions and illustrations of all the butterflies found in Australia, including a number now recorded for the first time. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 239 pp. 38 pls + 3 unnumbered colour pls. [Date published 25 July 1914] [208] (incorrect subsequent spelling as Telicota augias kreffti, description)


History of changes

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06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 19-Jul-2017 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 05-Apr-2011 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)