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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 aridus

Jalmenus aridus A.J. Graham & Moulds, M.S., 1988.

Type locality: Westem Australia: Lake Douglas, 12km SW of Kalgoorlie.

Holotype: ♂ ANIC, (designated in original description).

Jalmenus aridus Graham & Moulds, 1988: 57, figs 1-10; Bridges, 1994: VIII.43; Nielsen & Rangsi, 1996.


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.
A.J. Graham & Moulds, M.S., 1988. A new species of Jalmenus Hübner (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae) from Western Australia. General and Applied Entomology 20: 57–62. Reference page.
Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V., 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series 4, 529pp. CSIRO Entomology, Australia. Reference page.


Australian Faunal Directory
Savela, M. Funet

Jalmenus aridus, the inland hairstreak or desert blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is only known from the area near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, and is considered to be endangered species

The wingspan is about 25 mm.

The larvae feed on the leaves and flowers of Senna nemophila and Acacia tetragonophylla.

The caterpillars are attended by the ant species Froggattella kirbii.[1]

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