Albin's Hampstead Eye

Junonia villida (joo-NO-nee-uh vill-EE-duh)

Meadow Argus [David Cook]
Photo © David Cook
 

Checklist Number
59.0321.UKB

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:NymphalinaeRafinesque, 1815
Tribe:JunoniiniReuter, 1896
Genus:JunoniaHübner, [1819]
Subgenus:  
Species:villida(Fabricius, 1787)

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Introduction

This is an Indo-Australasian species and was figured by James Petiver in his Papilionum Britanniae in 1717. It is believed that Albin, an illustrator by trade, inadvertently mixed up his specimens, believing he had taken this specimen at Hampstead. This species is also known as the Meadow Argus butterfly in Australia.

Junonia villida

This species was first defined in Fabricius (1787) as shown here (type locality: New Amsterdam).

Meadow Argus [David Cook]

Male
Photo © David Cook

Male Underside

Junonia villida - Royal National Park, Sydney Australia 20-March-2014 [Damian Pinguey]

Female
Photo © Damian Pinguey

Junonia villida - Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia 20-March-2014 [Damian Pinguey]

Female Underside
Photo © Damian Pinguey

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History

The table below shows a chronology of vernacular names attributed to this species. Any qualification of the name (e.g. male, female) is shown in brackets after the name.

YearNameReference
1717Albin's Hampstead EyePetiver (1717)
1832HampsteadRennie (1832)

Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

3. Questionable
 

This presence of this species in the British Isles is considered questionable.

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Junonia villida

Meadow Argus [David Cook]

Photo © David Cook

Junonia villida - Royal National Park, Sydney Australia 20-March-2014 [Damian Pinguey]

Photo © Damian Pinguey
20-Mar-2014

Junonia villida - Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia 20-March-2014 [Damian Pinguey]

Photo © Damian Pinguey
20-Mar-2014

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Ovum

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Larva

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Pupa

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Fabricius (1787) Fabricius, J.C. (1787) Mantissa insectorum sistens species nuper detectas.
Hübner (1819) Hübner, J. (1819) Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge.
Petiver (1717) Petiver, J. (1717) Papilionum Britanniae Icones.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Rennie (1832) Rennie, J. (1832) A conspectus of the butterflies and moths found in Britain, with their English and systematic names, times of appearances, sizes, colours, their caterpillars, and various localities.
Reuter (1896) Reuter, E. (1896) Über die Palpen der Rhopalocera. Ein Beitrag zur Erkenntnis der verwandtschaftlichen Beziehungen unter den Tagfaltern.