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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
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 inous
Subspecies: (2)
J. i. bronwynae – J. i. inous – J. i. notocrucifer
Name

Jalmenus inous (Hewitson, 1865).

Type locality: Australia, Swan River.

Holotype: BMNH.
Synonymy

Ialmenus inous Hewitson, 1865: 54, pl. 24, figs 1-2; Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914: 129, figs 448,449.
Ialmenus menecles Doubleday, 1847: 28. (nomen nudum).
Jalmenus inous (Hewitson); Lewis, 1974: 177(30); D'Abrera, 1977: 307.

References

D'Abrera, B. 1977. Butterflies of the Australian Region, edn 2. 415 pp. Lansdowne, Melbourne. Reference page.
Doubleday, E. 1847. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, Part 2, London. BHL Reference page.
Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page.
Lewis, H. L., 1974. Butterflies of the World xvi + 104pp., 208 pls. Harrap, London.

Jalmenus inous, the Inous blue or varied hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to coastal Western Australia.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on a various plants, including Gastrolobium microcarpum, Daviesia divaricata, Daviesia benthamii, Acacia rostellifera and Acacia saligna.

The caterpillars are attended by the ant species Iridomyrmex conifer and Iridomyrmex rufoniger.
Subspecies

Jalmenus inous bronwynae Johnson & Valentine, 2007 (coastal Western Australia)
Jalmenus inous inous Hewitson, 1865 (south-west coast of Western Australia)
Jalmenus inous notocrucifer Johnson, Hay & Bollam, 1992 (south-west coast of Western Australia)

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