LiphyraAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Liphyra brassolis
- Liphyra grandis
An Indomalayan genus with one widespread species (L. brassolis) and one endemic to New Guinea (L. grandis).
The adults' mouthparts are completely atrophied and non-functional, and all adult energy resources are carried through from the larval stages, which prey upon the larvae of the green tree ant Oecophylla smaragdina (Tennent 2002).
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Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
Tennent, W. J. 2002. Butterflies of the Solomon Islands: systematics and biogeography. Storm Entomological Publications, Dereham, Norfolk, U. K.
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