Invertebrates
WALLACEAN Tropical & Subtropical Dry (Deciduous/Monsoon) Broadleaf Forest


Phylum Mollusca

Class Gastropoda

Amphidromus spp.

(Komodo Island)

There are some 87 species in this genus. They are noticed due to their large size and bright colour. They can be seen crawling along the ground, but are mostly seen along tree trunks, in forests throughout tropical Asia, from India to northern Australia.

(Komodo Island)

They are unusual because of the direction of their coiling; most species of mollusc shells grow in one direction, but these will often be dimorphic (either direction) in the same populations. This is useful for studying asymmetry in animals.

Phylum Arthropoda 

Class Arachnida

Order Opiliones: 'Harvestmen', 'Daddy long-legs'

(Satonda, Indonesia)

Harvestmen are delicate looking arachnids with very long thin legs.

Class Insecta

Many of the insects in the region, such as butterflies, are not endemic to Wallacea because of their ability to disperse through flight. They are usually shared species between Asia to the west or Australasia to the east, or sometimes even to both regions.

Order Lepidoptera

(Nino Konis Santana National Park,East Timor)

Triodes plato, 'Silver Birdwing'.

(Satonda, Indonesia)

Papilio ulysses, Ulysses Butterfly'.

(Satonda, Indonesia)

Euploea spp. 'Crow', maybe Euploea phaenareta, 'Giant Crow'.

(Satonda, Indonesia)

Maybe a Tirumala, but probably Ideopsis vulgaris, 'Blue Glassy Tiger'. Widespread and variable throughout tropical Asia, including across Wallacea. 

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Danaus affinis, 'Swamp Tiger'. Widespread and variable species, ranging from Asia to Australia and including the Wallacea region.

(Nino Konis Santana National Park, East Timor)

Catopsilia pomona, 'Lemon Migrants'.

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