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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Zesiini
Genus: Jalmenus
Species: Jalmenus clementi
Name

Jalmenus clementi Druce, H. H., 1902.

Type locality: West Australia, Touranna Plains.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.
Synonymy

Ialmenus clementi H.H. Druce, 1902: 120, pl 11, fig. 9.
Jalmenus clementi (Druce); D'Abrera, 1977: 307; Bridges, 1994: VIII.109.

References

D'Abrera, B. 1977. Butterflies of the Australian Region, edn 2. 415 pp. Lansdowne, Melbourne. Reference page.
Bridges, C.A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL Reference page.
Druce, H.H. 1902. On some new and little-known butterflies of the family Lycaenidae from the African, Australian and Oriental Regions. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1902(2): 112–121, pls. 11,12. text, plates. Reference page.

Jalmenus clementi, the turquoise hairstreak or Clement's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. The species was first described by Hamilton Herbert Druce in 1902. It is found along the north-west coast of Western Australia.[1]

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

The caterpillars are attended by ants of the genus Iridomyrmex.
References

Savela, Markku (1 January 2017). "Jalmenus clementi Druce, [1903]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

Herbison-Evans, Don & Crossley, Stella (23 May 2015). "Jalmenus clementi H.H. Druce, 1902 Clement's Blue". Australian Caterpillars and their Butterflies and Moths. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
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