Butterflies of Australia

Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Australia is home to about 400 species of butterflies from five families:
PAPILIONIDAE :
Swallowtails and Birdwings

NYMPHALIDAE :
Nymphs, Danaiids, Satyrs

PIERIDAE :
Whites and Yellows

LYCAENIDAE :
Blues and Coppers

HESPERIIDAE :
Darters and Skippers

The butterfly foodplants have been totaled for the various plant families.

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(updated 17 November 2012, 20 September 2013)