Polyura pyrrhus tiberius Waterhouse, 1920:468



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eulepis pyrrhus tiberius Waterhouse, 1920:468; Polyura sempronius tiberius Waterhouse, 1920:468


Conservation Status


Last record: 1969 (Dexter et al., 1993)



Lord Howe Islands, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Waterhouse, G. A. (1920). Descriptions of new forms of butterflies from the South Pacific. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 45(3): 468-471.


Other references:

D'Abrera. (1977). Butterflies of the Australian Region (2nd edn)

Dexter, E. M., Dunn, K. L. and Kitching, R. L. (1993). The conservation status of butterflies in New South Wales. A Report to the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Unpublished report.

Peters, J. V. (1969). The butterflies of Lord Howe Island. Proc. R. zool. Soc. N.S.W. 1967-68: 63-64.

Smiles, Robert L. (1982). The taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Polyura Billberg (Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. 44(3): 115-237, f. 1-159.

Smithers, C. N. (1970). Observations on Lord Howe Island butterflies. Aust. Zool. 15: 377-379.

"The Earth Extinct Entomological Chronicles (in Japanese)" by Toshio Inomata (1988)

"Living Things Vanished from the Earth (in Japanese)" by Toshio Inomata (1993)


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