Pea family: FABACEAE (ROSIDAE) in Australia
including
Ceratoniaceae, Hedysaraceae, Inocarpaceae, Leguminosae, Papilionaceae, Phaseolaceae, Swartziaceae, and Viciaceae

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Families
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Classes

Aotus ericoides
Common Aotus
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Arachis hypogaea
Peanuts
Magnetic Island, February 2008
Photo courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Bossiaea cinerea
Showy Bossiaea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Bossiaea obcordata
Spiny Bossiaea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Bossiaea prostrata
Creeping Bossiaea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Daviesia villifera
Prickly Pea
Wyee, February 2007

Dillwynia glaberrima
Smooth Parrot-pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Dillwynia sericea
Showy Parrot-pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Erythrina crista-galli
Coral Tree
Sydney, November 2006

Erythrina variegata
Tiger Claw
Sydney, August 2006

Genista species
Broom
Sydney, September 2006

Glycine clandestina
Twining Glycine
Wyee, February 2007

Glycine max
Soy Beans
Photo courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Gompholobium latifolium
Golden Glory Pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Hardenbergia violacea
Purple Coral Pea
Sydney, August 2006

Hovea pannosa
Rusty Velvet-pods
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Indigofera australis
Austral Indigo
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Kennedia prostrata
Scarlet Runner
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Kennedia rubicunda
Scarlet Runner
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Lathyrus odoratus
Sweet Pea
Sydney, September 2006

Macroptilium latropurpureum
Siratro
North-eastern NSW, January 1992

Macroptilium lathyroides
Phasey Bean
Landsborough, Queensland, January 1992

Medicago lupulina
Tiny Yellow Clover
Sydney, August 2006

Medicago sativa
Lucerne
Wyee, January 2008

Mirbelia rubiifolia
Heathy Mirbelia
Wyee, September 2008

Pisum sativum
Garden Pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Platylobium obtusangulum
Common Flat Pea
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo courtesy of
Laura Levens

Pultenaea capitellata
Hard-head Bush-pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Pultenaea daphnoides
Large-leaf Bush-pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Pultenaea retusa
Blunt Bush-pea
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust
Concord, October 2007

Spartium junceum
Spanish Broom
Sydney, August 2006

Strongylodon macrobotrys
Jade Vine
Bundaberg
Photo: courtesy of
Joan Tyson

Trifolium repens
White Clover
Sydney, August 2006

Vicia faba
Broad Beans
Sydney, August 2006

Vigna caracalla
Corkscrew Vine
Sydney, April 2008

Vigna sesquipedalis
Snake Beans
Sydney, August 2006

Wisteria sinensis
Wisteria
Sydney, September 2006

Some caterpillars of Australian Butterflies favour species in FABACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Hasora chromus

Hasora discolor

Badamia exclamationis

Hasora hurama

Neolucia agricola

Famegana alsulus

Jamides amarauge

Lampides boeticus

Euchrysops cnejus

Prosotas dubiosa

Hypochrysops halyaetus

Jalmenus inous

Everes lacturnus

Theclinesthes miskini

Zizina otis

Catochrysops panormus

Jamides phaseli

Freyeria putli

Pantoporia consimilis

Papilio demoleus

and moths from many families and subfamilies, including

ACONTIINAE

Eublemma dimidialis
ACRONICTINAE

Athetis reclusa
ARCTIIDAE

Argina astraea
CALPINAE

Plecoptera reflexa
CATOCALINAE

Arsacia rectalis
COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Ithome lassula
ENNOMINAE

Cleora illustraria
GELECHIIDAE

Aproaerema simplexella
GEOMETRINAE

Maxates centrophylla
HELIOTHINAE

Helicoverpa hardwicki
HERMINIINAE

Hydrillodes dimissalis
LYONETIIDE

Leucoptera spartifoliella
NACOPHORINI

Chlenias seminigra
NOCTUINAE

Agrotis interjectionis
NOTODONTIDAE

Antimima cryptica
OENOCHROMINAE

Nearcha nullata
PTEROPHORIDAE

Sphenarches zanclistes
PYRALIDAE

Etiella zinckenella
PYRAUSTINAE

Uresiphita ornithopteralis
SPHINGIDAE

Coenotes eremophilae
SPILOMENINAE

Terastia subjectalis
XYLORYCTIDAE

Lichenaula undulatella

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(updated 4 January 2013, 16 September 2015, 22 January 2016, 13 December 2017, 29 January 2018 17 September 2019, 25 October 2020, 3 September 2021)