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The life history and biology of Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida Crosby (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

The life history and biology of Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida Crosby (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)

Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 291: 41-50

The biology of Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida was studied in Victoria during 1987-88. Details of the life cycle are presented and the early stages are described and compared with those of other species in this genus. P. p. lucida was found to be uni- or bivoltine, larvae overwintered and the adults flew from late October to mid-April. The number of generations and flight period varied markedly with geographic location and prevailing climate.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1990.tb00313.x

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