Butterflies of Australia: Their Identification, Biology and Distribution

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Csiro Publishing, Aug 15, 2000 - Science - 1004 pages
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This outstanding work is the ultimate guide for the identification of Australia’s butterflies. Nearly 400 species – all those currently recognised from Australia, plus those from surrounding islands – are represented, with all adults and some immature stages displayed in stunning colour sections. Introductory chapters cover the history of publications, classification, morphology, distribution, conservation and collection, together with a checklist of the butterfly fauna. The body of the text is arranged systematically, providing a wealth of information including description, variation, similar behaviour, distribution and habitat, and major literature references, giving a comprehensive summary of the present state of knowledge of these insects. Appendices provide details of those species recorded from Australian islands outside the Australian faunal subregion, those protected by legislation, the larval food plants, and the attendant ants. Extensive references, a glossary and an index of scientific and common names complete the work. Joint Winner of the 2001 Whitley Medal. Finalist Scholarly Reference section - The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing 2001.
 

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Contents

Northern Argus
Vanessa kershawi McCoy 1868
Australian Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Yellow Admiral
Jezebel Nymph
Subfamily Libytheinae
Purple Beak

Subfamily Pyrginae
Subfamily Trapezitinae
Trapezites scironWaterhouse Lyell 1914
Speckled Ochre
Silverspotted Ochre
Laterite Ochre
Bronze Ochre
Blackringed Ochre
Brown Ochre
Small Orange Ochre
Orange Ochre
Sandstone Ochre
Splendid Ochre
Wedge Grassskipper
Mottled Grassskipper
Chequered Grassskipper
Montane Grassskipper
Twobrand Grassskipper
Twospotted Grassskipper
Barred Skipper
Spotted Grassskipper
Swordbrand Grassskipper
Narrowbrand Grassskipper
Yellow Grassskipper
Southern Grassskipper
Lilac Grassskipper
Whitebrand Grassskipper
Spotless Grassskipper
Dark Grassskipper
Dusky Grassskipper
Banded Grassskipper
Toxidia peron Latreille 1824
Bright Shieldskipper
Dark Shieldskipper
Alpine Sedgeskipper
Montane Sedgeskipper
Spotted Sedgeskipper
Painted Sedgeskipper
Silver Sedgeskipper
Chequered Sedgeskipper
Flame Sedgeskipper
Varied Sedgeskipper
Yellow Sedgeskipper
Goldenhaired Sedgeskipper
Twospotted Sedgeskipper
Swift Sedgeskipper
Riverine Sedgeskipper
Grey Sedgeskipper
Widebrand Sedgeskipper
Large Brown Skipper
Western Brown Skipper
Heath Sandskipper
Diamond Sandskipper
Antipodia dactyliota Meyrick 1888
Western Sandskipper
Spinifex Sandskipper
Whiteveined Sandskipper
Yellow Sandskipper
Inland Sandskipper
Desert Sandskipper
Montane Irisskipper
Eastern Irisskipper
Northern Irisskipper
Blue Irisskipper
Narrowwinged Irisskipper
Subfamily Hesperiinae
Banded Demon
Large Yellow Grassdart
Nobrand Grassdart
Small Yellow Grassdart
Rock Grassdart
Whitebanded Grassdart
Whitemargined Grassdart
Narrowbrand Grassdart
Green Grassdart
Black Grassdart
Orange Grassdart
Suniana lascivia Rosenstock 1885
Widebrand Grassdart
Swamp Darter
Scrub Darter
Northern Sedgedarter
Southern Sedgedarter
Paleorange Darter
Green Darter
Northern Large Darter
Southern Large Darter
Brightorange Darter
Narrowbrand Darter
Small Darter
Orange Palmdart
Yellow Palmdart
Whiteclubbed Swift
Yellowstreaked Swift
Purple Swift
Lyells Swift
Dingy Swift
Orange Swift
Grey Swift
Yellow Swift
Rice Swift
Lesser Rice Swift
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Subfamily Papilioninae
Ornithoptera priamus Linnaeus 1758
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Subfamily Coliadinae
Subfamily Pierinae
Elodina perdita Miskin 1889
Cape York Pearlwhite
Blackspotted White
Caper White
Caper Gull
Yellow Albatross
Grey Albatross
Blue Albatross
White Albatross
Orange Albatross
Yellowspotted Jezebel
Yellowbanded Jezebel
Golden Jezebel
Imperial Jezebel
Black Jezebel
Redbanded Jezebel
Scarlet Jezebel
Spotted Jezebel
Cabbage White
COLOUR PLATES
LABEL DATA OF SPECIMENS IN THE COLOUR PLATES
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Oreixenica correae Olliff 1890
Striped Xenica
Ringed Xenica
Marbled Xenica
Western Xenica
Wonder Brown
Common Brown
Shouldered Brown
Spotted Brown
Banks Brown
Solanders Brown
Brighteyed Brown
Northern Swordgrass Brown
Varied Swordgrass Brown
Subfamily Charaxinae
Tailed Emperor
Orange Emperor
Subfamily Apaturinae
Apaturina erminea Cramer 1779
Subfamily Acraeinae
Glasswing
Subfamily Heliconiinae
Orange Lacewing
Red Lacewing
Cruiser
Subfamily Argynninae
Tailed Rustic
Bordered Rustic
Spotted Rustic
Laced Fritillary
Subfamily limenitinae
Orange Plane
Blackeyed Plane
Yelloweyed Plane
Whitebanded Plane
Orangebanded Plane
Subfamily Nymphalinae
Leafwing
Bluebanded Eggfly
Crow Eggfly
Varied Eggfly
Danaid Eggfly
Lurcher
Blue Argus
Meadow Argus
Chocolate Argus
Subfamily Danainae
Blue Tiger
Lesser Wanderer
Orange Tiger
Swamp Tiger
Monarch
Twobrand Crow
Orangeflash Crow
Purple Crow
Small Brown Crow
Common Crow
Mournful Crow
Nobrand Crow
Climena Crow
Bates Crow
Subfamily Tellervinae
Hamadryad
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Hypochrysops elgneri Waterhouse Lyell 1909
Narcissus Jewel
Splendid Jewel
Coral Jewel
Silky Jewel
Royal Jewel
Greenbanded Jewel
Paradise Jewel
Peacock Jewel
Yellow Jewel
Copper Jewel
Moonlight Jewel
Fiery Jewel
Cyane Jewel
Bulloak Jewel
Mangrove Jewel
Turquoise Jewel
Large Moonbeam
Bicolour Moonbeam
Azure Moonbeam
Whitemargined Moonbeam
Purple Moonbeam
Blue Moonbeam
Philiris sappheira Sands 1980
Purple Oakblue
Bright Oakblue
Shining Oakblue
White Oakblue
Dark Purple Azure
Silky Azure
Broadmargined Azure
Bright Purple Azure
Satin Azure
Golden Azure
Orangetipped Azure
Sapphire Azure
Southern Purple Azure
Northern Purple Azure
Small Bronze Azure
Large Bronze Azure
Arid Bronze Azure
Jalmenus aridusGraham Moulds 1988
Inland Hairstreak
Waterhouses Hairstreak
Northern Hairstreak
Stencilled Hairstreak
Macqueens Hairstreak
Emerald Hairstreak
Imperial Hairstreak
Turquoise Hairstreak
Amethyst Hairstreak
Varied Hairstreak
Silky Hairstreak
Blackspotted Flash
Orchid Flash
Indigo Flash
Dull Cornelian
Bright Cornelian
Orangelobed Flash
Whitespotted Flash
Princess Flash
Bindahara phocides Fabricius 1793
Subfamily Polyommatinae
Dark Ciliatedblue
Pale Ciliatedblue
Shining Pencilledblue
Trident Pencilledblue
Northern Pencilledblue
Common Pencilledblue
Dark Pencilledblue
Copper Pencilledblue
Varied Duskyblue
Twin Duskyblue
Small Duskyblue
Blotched Duskyblue
Spotted Duskyblue
Yellowspotted Blue
Rayed Blue
Satin Opal
Dark Opal
Spotted Opal
Nesolycaena caesia d Apice Miller 1992
Mauve Lineblue
Genus Nacaduba Moore 1881
Large Purple Lineblue
Whitebanded Lineblue
Greenbanded Lineblue
Twospotted Lineblue
Hairy Lineblue
Marbled Lineblue
Large Greenbanded Blue
Small Greenbanded Blue
Longtailed Lineblue
Smalltailed Lineblue
Purple Lineblue
Papuan Lineblue
Speckled Lineblue
Bronze Lineblue
Cycad Blue
Wattle Blue
Bitterbush Blue
Western Bitterbush Blue
Saltbush Blue
Samphire Blue
Glistening Blue
Fringed Heathblue
Montane Heathblue
Dull Heathblue
Purple Cerulean
Shining Cerulean
Pale Cerulean
Whitebanded Cerulean
Pale Peablue
Cobalt Peablue
Longtailed Peablue
Plumbago Blue
Spotted Grassblue
Common Grassblue
Blackspotted Grassblue
Dainty Grassblue
Orangetipped Peablue
Pied Blue
Devils Blue
Small Pied Blue
Delicate Blue
Spotted Peablue
Jewelled Grassblue
Subfamily Riodininae
Harlequin Metalmark
APPENDIX I
APPENDIX II
Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands
APPENDIX III
APPENDIX IV
APPENDIX V
GENTIANACEAE
LECYTHIDACEAE
LORANTHACEAE
LYTHRACEAE
MOLLUGINACEAE
MYOPORACEAE
OCHNACEAE
OXALIDACEAE
PLUMBAGINACEAE
POLYGONACEAE
RHIZOPHORACEAE
SANTALACEAE
SAPINDACEAE
SAPOTACEAE
STERCULIACEAE
ULMACEAE
VIOLACEAE
ZINGIBERACEAE
APPENDIX VI
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES
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About the author (2000)

Michael F. Braby has been collecting and studying Australian butterflies for more than 25 years. Travelling across most of the Australian continent, he has gained first-hand experience of more than 75% of Australia s 416 species. He has reared and photographed numerous species and has built up an extensive private collection. Michael Braby is the author of the major two-volume standard text, "Butterflies of Australia", which won the Whitley Medal in 2000. He is the author of more than 40 refereed scientific papers and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Harvard University.

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