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Ecology of the Silky Hairstreak butterfly and its attendant ant, a potential indicator of old growth forest

The Silky Hairstreak butterfly (Pseudalmenus chlorinda) depends on three critical resources for its survival: (1) Acacia spp. for larval food, (2) an attendant ant Anonychomyrma biconvexa, and (3) large mature eucalypts growing in proximity of the acacia food plants which may be used as pupation sites by the butterfly.

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