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The ecology and conservation management of the ptunarra brown butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae; Satyrinae) in Tasmania, Australia

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Neyland, MG ORCID: 0000-0002-9755-9438 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, vol. 127 , pp. 43-48 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.127.43.

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Abstract

The ecology and conservation status of the rare Tasmanian endemic butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra Couchman was investigated over a three-year period. One hundred and fifty 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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Neyland, MG
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.127.43
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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