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Dry Season Observations of Butterflies in the 'Gulf Country' of the Northern Territory and Far North-west Queensland

Franklin, Donald C. (2007). Dry Season Observations of Butterflies in the 'Gulf Country' of the Northern Territory and Far North-west Queensland. Northern Territory Naturalist,19:9-14.

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IRMA ID 73283902xPUB55
Title Dry Season Observations of Butterflies in the 'Gulf Country' of the Northern Territory and Far North-west Queensland
Author Franklin, Donald C.
Journal Name Northern Territory Naturalist
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 19
ISSN 0155-4093   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 9
End Page 14
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Darwin, NT, Australia
Publisher Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club
Field of Research 1602 - Criminology
1608 - Sociology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Land south of the Gulf of Carpentaria appears to be either a bridge or semi-arid barrier between butterfly populations of the higher rainfall areas of the Top End and north Queensland, but there have been few surveys to shed light on the issue. I surveyed butterflies in two 'Gulf country' regions in July 2006, recording 25 species in far north-west Queensland and 27 species in the Borroloola region of the Northern Territory; 36 species in total. Of these, one and seven species respectively are additions to the known faunas for the regions, and records of 11 and seven species respectively provide corroboration for isolated previous records. These mostly represent a diminution of the gap in records between populations in Queensland and the Northern Territory, but exceptions are noted including three species that are at home in semi-arid environments.
 
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