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The ecology and conservation management of the ptunarra brown butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae; Satyrinae) in Tasmania, Australia
Neyland, MG (1993) The ecology and conservation management of the ptunarra brown butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae; Satyrinae) in Tasmania, Australia. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 127. pp. 43-48. ISSN 0080-4703
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The ecology and conservation status of the rare Tasmanian endemic butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra Couchman was investigated over a three-year period. One hundred and fifry colonies of the butterfly have been located in areas of Poa-dominated native grassland across central Tasmania. Most colonies are small and all are under pressure from continuing stock grazing. Without active intervention the species will continue to decline. A recovery plan for the butterfly has been written, implementation of which will commence in March 1993.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 43-48|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2012 01:50|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:34|
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