Some photos of butterfly undersides of LYCAENIDAE in Australia
Blues, Hairstreaks, & Coppers
PAPILIONOIDEA

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

LYCAENIDAE

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LYCAENIDAE

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LYCAENIDAE

females

These photos show the undersides, where available, as the butterflies of this family are inclined to close their wings on landing, so that the undersides are observed more often.


Acrodipsas arcana

Acrodipsas aurata

Acrodipsas brisbanensis

Acrodipsas cuprea

Acrodipsas hirtipes

Acrodipsas illidgei

Acrodipsas melania

Acrodipsas myrmecophila

Anthene lycaenoides

Anthene seltuttus

Arhopala centaurus

Arhopala madytus

Arhopala micale

Arhopala wildei

Bindahara phocides

Candalides geminus

Candalides heathi

Candalides noelkeri

Candalides xanthospilos

Catochrysops amasea

Catochrysops panormus

Catopyrops ancyra

Catopyrops florinda

Cyprotides cyprotus

Danis danis

Deudorix democles

Deudorix diovis

Deudorix epijarbas

Deudorix epirus

Deudorix smilis

Eirmocides absimilis

Eirmocides consimilis

Eirmocides helenita

Eirmocides margarita

Erina acasta

Erina delospila

Erina erinus

Erina hyacinthina

Erysichton lineatus

Erysichton lineatus

Euchrysops cnejus

Everes lacturnus

Famegana alsulus

Freyeria putli

Hypochrysops apelles

Hypochrysops apollo

Hypochrysops byzos

Hypochrysops cleon

Hypochrysops cyane

Hypochrysops delicia

Hypochrysops digglesii

Hypochrysops elgneri

Hypochrysops epicurus

Hypochrysops halyaetus

Hypochrysops hippuris

Hypochrysops ignitus

Hypochrysops miskini

Hypochrysops narcissus

Hypochrysops piceata

Hypochrysops polycletus

Hypochrysops pythias

Hypochrysops theon

Hypolycaena danis

Hypolycaena phorbas

Ionolyce helicon

Jalmenus clementi

Jalmenus daemeli

Jalmenus eichhorni

Jalmenus evagoras

Jalmenus icilius

Jalmenus ictinus

Jalmenus inous

Jalmenus lithochroa

Jalmenus pseudictinus

Jameela palmyra

Jameela palmyra

Jamides aleuas

Jamides amarauge

Jamides cyta

Jamides phaseli

Lampides boeticus

Leptotes plinius

Liphyra brassolis

Lucia limbaria

Megisba strongyle

Nacaduba berenice

Nacaduba biocellata

Nacaduba cyanea

Nacaduba kurava

Neolucia agricola

Neolucia hobartensis

Neolucia mathewi

Neopithecops lucifer

Nesolycaena albosericea

Nesolycaena urumelia

Ogyris abrota

Ogyris aenone

Ogyris amaryllis

Ogyris barnardi

Ogyris genoveva

Ogyris ianthis

Ogyris idmo

Ogyris iphis

Ogyris olane

Ogyris oroetes

Ogyris otanes

Ogyris subterrestris

Ogyris zosine

Paralucia aurifera

Paralucia pyrodiscus

Paralucia spinifera

Petrelaea tombugensis

Philiris diana

Philiris fulgens

Philiris innotatus

Philiris nitens

Philiris sappheira

Philiris ziska

Praetaxila segecia

Prosotas dubiosa

Prosotas felderi

Prosotas nora

Pseudalmenus chlorinda

Pseudodipsas cephenes

Pseudodipsas eone

Psychonotis caelius

Rapala varuna

Sahulana scintillata

Strymon bazochii

Theclinesthes albocinctus

Theclinesthes hesperia

Theclinesthes miskini

Theclinesthes onycha

Theclinesthes serpentatus

Theclinesthes sulpitius

Zizeeria karsandra

Zizina otis

Zizula hylax

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(updated 12 April 2013, 3 November 2018, 10 August 2020, 6 March 2021)