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Turner, A Jefferis (1925) New and little-known Tasmanian Lepidoptera. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 81-117. ISSN 0080-4703

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In Mount Wellington examples the wing-markings are pale yellow, sometimes in the the male almost white, and the black subcostal bar at 1/3 is usually, but not always, separate from the basal dark patch; in those from Cradle Mountain and other localities of the north-west the coloration is brownish-orange, which becomes paler in worn examples, and the subcostal bar appears to be always confluent with the basal patch. These two races are at present distinguishable, but this may not be so when the intermediate mountain areas have been collected over. I recognise three local races of this species- 1) the typical race, which is confined to Tasmania, 2) the mainland race herceus, and 3) what appears to be a new race for which I propose the name barnardi.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library, A.Jefferis Turner
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 81-117
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 04:01
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
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