SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

CHECKLIST


A checklist of the butterflies to be found or that could possibly be found
on Kangaroo Island


 

Superfamily HESPERIOIDEA (skippers)
Family HESPERIIDAE
Subfamily TRAPEZITINAE
BUTTERFLY COMMON NAME COMMENTS
Tribe MESODININI
Antipodia atralba Black and White Sedge-skipper
Tribe HESPERILLINI
Hesperilla chrysotricha cyclospila Chrysotricha Sedge-skipper
Hesperilla donnysa donnysa
- dark forms
Donnysa Sedge-skipper
Hesperilla idothea clara Flame Sedge-skipper
Motasingha trimaculata trimaculata Dingy four-spot Sedge-skipper

 

Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
Family PAPILIONIDAE (swallowtails)
Subfamily PAPILIONINAE
Tribe PAPILIONINI (fluted swallowtails)
Papilio anactus Dingy Swallowtail Possibly present
Family PIERIDAE (whites and yellows)
Subfamily COLIADINAE (yellows)
Eurema(Terias) smilax Small Grass-yellow Migrant
Subfamily PIERINAE (whites)
Belenois java teutonia Caper White Migrant
Delias aganippe Wood 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
Subfamily SATYRINAE (browns)     Tribe SATYRINI      Subtribe HYPOCYSTINA
Geitoneura klugii Common Xenica
Heteronympha merope merope Common Brown
Subfamily NYMPHALINAE (nymphs)
Junonia villida calybe Meadow Argus
Vanessa itea Australian Admiral
Vanessa kershawi Australian Painted Lady
Family LYCAENIDAE (coppers and blues)
Subfamily THECLINAE
Tribe OGYRINI (azures)
O. amaryllis species-group
Ogyris amaryllis meridionalis (coastal form) Amaryllis Azure Possibly present
O. genoveva-O. idmo species-group
Ogyris halmaturia Eastern Large Bronze Azure Maybe extinct
Ogyris otanes otanes Small Bronze Azure
Subfamily POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe CANDALIDINI
Erina acasta Blotched Dusky-blue
Erina hyacinthina form simplexa Western Dusky-blue
Tribe POLYOMMATINI
Lampides boeticus Long-tailed Pea-blue
Nacaduba biocellata biocellata Two-spotted Line-blue
Neolucia agricola agricola Fringed Heath-blue
Theclinesthes albocincta Bitter-bush Blue
Theclinesthes miskini miskini Wattle Blue Possibly present
Theclinesthes serpentata serpentata Salt-bush Blue
Zizina labradus labradus Common Grass-blue

 


Author: R. GRUND, copyright 6 March 2001, all rights reserved.   Last update 25 July 2009