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Butterflies and moths from around the world

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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