Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<i>Varta longula</i> Viraktamath, only Australian representative of the Vartini.

Varta longula Viraktamath, only Australian representative of the Vartini.


Regional Maps

Tribe Vartini Zahniser & Dietrich, 2013

Compiler and date details

6 August 2013 - Murray J. Fletcher


The Vartini includes seven genera distributed across the Palaearctic, Afrotropical and Oriental regions. A single species has extended this distribution to the Australian region, occurring in the wet tropics and Torres Strait as well as New Guinea and the Philippines.



The only Australian species can be immediately recognised by its bright colouration with two longitudinal red stripes from the front of the head to the hind margin of the scutellum plus additional lateral stripes from the pronotum along the tegmina.


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)
06-Aug-2013 ADDED