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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 pseudictinus

Jalmenus pseudictinus Kerr & Macqueen, 1967.

Type locality: Australia, Queensland, Milmerran.

Holotype: ♂ ANIC (Kerr & Macqueen in the original description designated a holotype; originally in Macqueen collection, now in ANIC).
Paratype(s): BMNH 1♂ 1♀, Mimerran, QLD; ANIC 4♂ 5♀, Milmerran, QLD.

Kerr, J.F.R. & J. Macqueen, 1967. Notes on the genus Jalmenus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with a description of a new species. Australian Journal of Entomology 6 (1): 45–48. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1967.tb02137.x. Full article: [1] Reference page.


Australian Faunal Directory

Jalmenus pseudictinus, Macqueen's hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to the northern Gulf, the north-east coast and the Murray–Darling basin in Queensland, Australia.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on various Acacia species, including A. flavescens and A. harpophylla, as well as Heterodendrum diversifolium and Alectryon connatus.

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

Eastwood, Rod; Fraser, Ann M. (October 1999). "Associations between lycaenid butterflies and ants in Australia". Austral Ecology. 24 (5): 503–537. doi:10.1046/j.1440-169x.1999.01000.x. Retrieved 12 April 2022.

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