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Vagrans egistina Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Marianas wandering butterfly, Marianas rusty

 

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Issoria egistina Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1995

 

Distribution

Guam and Rota islands, Marianas Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

For a photograph of this species see: https://www.guamdawr.org/Conservation/gcwcs2/GuamCWCS%20Chapter3.pdf

For a coloured plate see: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/129997#page/163/mode/1up

 

References

Daniel Rubinoff and Brenden Holland. (2018). The Conservation Status of Two Endangered Mariana Butterflies, Hypolimnas octocula marianensis and Vagrans egistina (Nymphalidae). 

Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(3): 218-226. [Abstract]

Schreiner, I. H. and Nafus, D. M. (1997). Butterflies of Micronesia. Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam, Mangilao, GU.

Swezey, O. H. 1942. Lepidoptera. Butterflies of Guam: in Insects of Guam. Vol. I. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Bulletin 172. [p. 35]

Schreiner, I. H. & D. M. Nafus. 1996. Survey of rare butterflies in the Mariana Islands. Preliminary report to USFWS. Unpublished report. 10 pp.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/10/01/2014-22776/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-proposed-endangered-status-for-21-species-and-proposed

 

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