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North Queensland Naturalist 46 (2016): 53-56

Two sight records of the Orange-banded Plane (Lexias aeropa) from the Iron Range area, and a note on larval foodplants

Donald C. Franklin and Graham Wood




The Orange-banded Plane (Lexias aeropa) is a large nymphalid butterfly of New Guinea and adjacent islands. Its occurrence in Australia is evidenced by three specimens and two sightings from northern Cape York Peninsula including one sighting in the Iron Range area. We report two additional sightings from the Iron Range area, along with a record of larvae being raised on the tree Calophyllum inophyllum in Papua New Guinea by the late Harry Borch.

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