North Queensland Naturalist 46 (2016): 69-70

A new southern record of the Golden Jezebel (Delias aruna) on Cape York Peninsula

 

Jun Matsui and Peter Valentine

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Abstract

The Golden Jezebel (Delias aruna) is a large pierid butterfly known in Australia from Torres Strait and from Cape York to the McIlwraith Range, with most sightings in the Iron Range area. This paper records a new southern record, and thus a possible extension of range, in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park some 100 km south-east of previous records and in quite different habitat to normal.