Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation
Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Butterflies and moths from around the world
Australia

This page includes all the pictures of butterflies and moths photographed in Australia and shown on the Sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer or by a contributor to the website and Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation accepts no responsibility for misidentification. No details of distribution or status will be given.

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Australian butterfly 2010 - Malcolm Hull

Australian Butterfly
April 2010
© photo: Malcolm Hull



Australian Painted Lady - Dave Chandler

Western Dusky Azure - Dave Chandler

Two-spot lined Blue - Dave Chandler

Australian Painted Lady
Vanessa kershawi

© photo: Dave Chandler
Western Dusky Azure
? Candalides hyacinthina simplexa
White Gum Flats 70km north of Albany near to Australia's southern ocean coast
© photo: Dave Chandler
Two-spot lined Blue
Nacaduba biocellata
Yanchep National Park
© photo: Dave Chandler

Klugs xenica - Dave Chandler

Rayed Blue - Dave Chandler

Klugs xenica
Geitoneura klugii
Yanchep National Park
© photo: Dave Chandler
Rayed Blue
Candalides heathi
Yanchep National Park
© photo: Dave Chandler


October 2008: Here's something our local members may find interesting. "Spot the difference". You find a Painted Lady in Australia that's very similar to the Painted Lady found in many other parts of the world. Only the Australian Painted Lady has a row of blue spots on the bottom edge of each hindwing. From something that appears very familiar to something that is quite local and scarce a Western Dusky Azure. We found this butterfly at White Gum Flats 70km north of Albany near to Australia's southern ocean coast - my book says it shouldn't really be found there! Its a "blue" butterfly that's as big as a small tortoiseshell, is darker than a ringlet and flies in short bursts near the ground like a Wall.
Having a lovely time and seeing a few butterflies in the 22 degree sunny bush-lands around Perth WA. Here's a two-spot lined blue, a klugs xenica and a rayed blue taken at Yanchep National Park - Dave Chandler



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