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Erysichton lineata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Erysichton
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Similar  Erysichton, Jameela palmyra, Candalides helenita, Candalides absimilis, Candalides hyacinthina

Erysichton lineata, the hairy line blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in New Guinea and along most of the eastern coast of Australia, from Queensland to New South Wales.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adult females are brown with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges. The hindwings have a black eye-spot at the tornus. Adult males are blue.

The larvae feed on the flowers of Syzygium francisii, Ehretia acuminata, Macadamia integrifolia, Brachychiton acerifolium and Arytera lautereriana.


  • Erysichton lineata lineata (Queensland: Claudie River to New South Wales: Kiama)
  • Erysichton lineata cythora (Fruhstorfer, 1916) (Tanimbar, Buru, Ambon, Serang, Obi, Bachan)
  • Erysichton lineata insularis Tite, 1963 (Trobriand, D'Entrecasteaux, Louisiade Archipelago)
  • Erysichton lineata meiranganus (Röber, 1886) (Aru, Kai, Manam, Karka, Admiralty Island)
  • Erysichton lineata uluensis (Ribbe, 1899) (New Britain, New Ireland, New Hanover, Witu, St. Matthias, Squally Islands)
  • Erysichton lineata vincula (Druce, 1891) (Solomons)
  • References

    Erysichton lineata Wikipedia

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