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Jalmenus eichhorni

Jalmenus eichhorni

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 eichhorni

Jalmenus eichhorni Staudinger, [1888].

Type locality: Australia: "Cooktown".

Holotype: BMNH.

Jalmenus eichhorni Staudinger, [1888]: 275; D'Abrera, 1977: 306; Bridges, 1994: VIII.152.
Ialmenus itonus [sic] Miskin, 1890 Proc. linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 5 (1) : 41, TL: Cape York. Synonymy in Savela, Funet.


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.
Miskin, W.H. 1890. Descriptions of hitherto undescribed Australian Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) principally Lycaenidae. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 15(2): 29–43. Reference page.
Staudinger, O., 1888, in Staudinger, O. & Schatz, E., 1884–1888. Exotische Schmetterlinge 1. Exotische Tagfalter (1) Beschreibungen. [6], 333 pp. (2) Abbildungen. [4] 100 pls. Fürth. text, plates. Reference page.

Jalmenus eichhorni, the northern hairstreak or northern imperial blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to Queensland, Australia, including Cape York.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on a various Acacia species, including A. crassicarpa, A. leptocarpa, A. humifusa and A. holosericea.

The caterpillars are attended by the ant species Iridomyrmex gracilis, Iridomyrmex reburrus and Iridomyrmex sanguineus.

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