AcrodipsasAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Acrodipsas arcana
- Acrodipsas brisbanensis
- Acrodipsas cuprea
- Acrodipsas hirtipes
- Acrodipsas illidgei
- Acrodipsas melania
- Acrodipsas myrmecophila
An endemic Australian hairstreak genus. The larvae of some species are predatory on ant larvae.
Acrodipsas contains species formerly included in Pseudodipsas. Sands (1980) considered the former to be more closely-related to another Australian endemic genus, Paralucia.
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Sands, D. P. A. 1980. A new genus Acrodipsasfor a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder, with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland. J. Aust. Ent. Soc. 18: 251-265.
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