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Jalmenus daemeli

Jalmenus daemeli

Jalmenus daemeli

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsection: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes
Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Zesiini
Genus: Jalmenus
Species: Jalmenus daemeli

Jalmenus daemeli

Daemel's Blue, Dämel's Blue or Emerald Hairstreak (Jalmenus daemeli) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to New South Wales and Queensland. It is most common in the coastal areas of southern Queensland.

The wingspan is about 30 mm.

The larvae feed on a wide range of plants, including Acacia species, Eucalyptus melanophloia and Heterodendrum diversifolium.

The Caterpillars are attended by the ant species Iridomyrmex rufoniger.

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