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Jalmenus clementi

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsection: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes
Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Zesiini
Genus: Jalmenus
Species: J. clementi

The Turquoise Hairstreak or Clement's Blue (Jalmenus clementi) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found along the north-west coast of Western Australia.

The larvae feed on various Acacia species, including Acacia alexandri, Acacia inaequilatera and Acacia tetragonophylla.

The Caterpillars are attended by ant of the Iridomyrmex genus.

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