SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

CHECKLIST


A checklist of the butterflies to be found or that could possibly be found
in the extreme Far North Pastoral Region


 

Superfamily HESPERIOIDEA (skippers)
Family HESPERIIDAE
Subfamily TRAPEZITINAE
BUTTERFLY COMMON NAME COMMENTS
Tribe MESODININI
Croitana aestiva Desert Grass-skipper Possibly present in rocky hills
Croitana arenaria Inland Grass-skipper
Proeidosa polysema Spinifex Skipper
Subfamily HESPERIINAE (darters and swifts)
Tribe TARACTROCERINI
Cephrenes augiades sperthias Orange Palm-dart Possibly present near palms
Cephrenes trichopepla Yellow Palm-dart Possibly present near palms
Taractrocera anisomorpha Orange Grass-dart
Taractrocera ina Ina Grass-dart Possibly present in northwest

 

Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
Family PAPILIONIDAE (swallowtails)
Subfamily PAPILIONINAE
Tribe PAPILIONINI (fluted swallowtails)
Papilio demoleus sthenelus Chequered Swallowtail
Family PIERIDAE (whites and yellows)
Subfamily COLIADINAE (yellows)
Catopsilia pomona pomona Lemon Migrant Possible vagrant
Catopsilia pyranthe crokera White Migrant Occasional vagrant
Catopsilia scylla etesia Orange Migrant Possible vagrant
Eurema(Terias) hecabe Large Grass-yellow
Eurema(Terias) smilax Small Grass-yellow
Subfamily PIERINAE (whites)
Appias paulina ega Yellow Albatross Possible vagrant
Belenois java teutonia Caper White
Delias aganippe Wood White
Elodina padusa Narrow-winged Pearl-white
Pieris rapae rapae Cabbage White
Family NYMPHALIDAE (brush-footed butterflies)
Subfamily DANAINAE (milk-sap butterflies)
Danaus chrysippus petilia Lesser Wanderer
Danaus plexippus plexippus Wanderer, Monarch Possible vagrant
Euploea core corinna Common Crow, Oleander Butterfly Occasional vagrant
Tirumala hamata hamata Blue Tiger, Blue Wanderer Possible vagrant
Subfamily NYMPHALINAE (nymphs)
Hypolimnas bolina nerina Common Eggfly Probably nomadic
Junonia villida calybe Meadow Argus
Vanessa kershawi Australian Painted Lady
Vanessa itea Australian Admiral
Subfamily HELICONIINAE     Tribe ACRAEINI (glasswings)
Acraea andromacha andromacha Glasswing Occasional vagrant
Family LYCAENIDAE (coppers and blues)
Subfamily THECLINAE
Tribe OGYRINI (azures)
O. amaryllis species-group
Ogyris amaryllis meridionalis Amaryllis Azure
Ogyris barnardi delphis Barnard's Azure Possibly present
Ogyris oroetes apiculata Silky Azure
O. genoveva-O. idmo species-group
Ogyris zosine Zosine Azure Possibly present in northwest
Tribe ZESIINI
Jalmenus icilius Icilius Hairstreak
Subfamily POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe CANDALIDINI
Candalides heathi heathi Rayed Blue
Cyprotides cyprotus cyprotus Cyprotus Pencilled-blue
Tribe POLYOMMATINI
Famegana alsulus alsulus Black-spot Grass-blue
Lampides boeticus Long-tailed Pea-blue
Leptotes plinius pseudocassius Plumbago Blue, Zebra Blue Possibly present in urban areas
Nacaduba biocellata biocellata Two-spotted Line-blue
Prosotas dubiosa dubiosa Small Purple Line-blue Possibly present
Theclinesthes albocincta Bitter-bush Blue
Theclinesthes miskini miskini Wattle Blue
Theclinesthes serpentata serpentata Salt-bush Blue
Zizeeria karsandra Dark Grass-blue
Zizina labradus labradus Common Grass-blue
Zizula hylax attenuata Tiny Grass-blue

 


Author: R. GRUND, copyright 6 March 2001, all rights reserved.   Last update 19 Jan 2013