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Telicota augias

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: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Hesperiinae
Tribus: Taractrocerini
Genus: Telicota
Species: Telicota augias
Subspecies: T. a. argilus – T. a. arula – T. a. augias – T. a. bunga – T. a. florina – T. a. krefftii – T. a. pythias

Telicota augias Linnaeus, 1759.

Type Locality: "Habitat in Java, China" (recte Java).

Holotype: ♂ BMNH

Papilio augias Linnaeus, 1759: 410; 1763: 27.
Pamphila pheres Boisduval, MS; Moore, [1858]: 251.
Telicota augius [sic] (Linnaeus); Lower, 1911: 155.
Telicota augias puloa Evans, [1933]. Synonymy by Maruyama, 1991: 59.
Telicota augias augias (Linnaeus); Evans, 1949: 394; Parsons, 1998: 187.


Evans, W.H. 1933. Some little known or apparently unrecorded Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae from the Malay Peninsula. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 17(2): 406–417. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1949. A catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). xix+502pp., 53 pls. BMNH, London. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1759. Generatio Ambigena. Uppsala 12.xii.1759: 486pp. Archive. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1763. Centuria Insectorum Rariorum, Proposuit Boas Johansson. Amoenitates Academicae 6: 384–415. Full text Reference page.
Lower, O.B. 1911. Revision of Australian Hesperiidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 35: 112-172. BHL Reference page.
Maruyama, K. & Otsuka, K. 1991. Butterflies of Borneo, Vol.2, No.2 Hesperiidae. 89+83 pp. 48 pls. Tobishima Corporation, Japan. Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea xvi+736pp., 136 pls. Academic Press, London, ISBN 0125455550. Reference page.

Telicota augias, the bright-orange darter, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on Flagellaria indica. It constructs a shelter out of leaves joined with silk, resting head downward in this by day, emerging to feed at night. The shelter is often constructed near the tip of the leaf on which it feeds, leaving only the midrib to support the shelter.

Telicota augias augias (Burma to Java and Borneo)
Telicota augias florina (southern Flores)
Telicota augias krefftii (Macleay, 1866) – Krefft's darter (the northern Gulf and northern coast of the Northern Territory, the northern Gulf and north-eastern coast of Queensland and the northern coast of Western Australia)
Telicota augias pythias (Philippines)

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