SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Checklist for

SCOTT CREEK CONSERVATION PARK


A checklist of the butterflies to be found (or likely be found) in the park.

The photo links on this page will take you to Roger Grund's web site.


Superfamily HESPERIOIDEA (skippers)
Family HESPERIIDAE
Subfamily TRAPEZITINAE
BUTTERFLY COMMON NAME CONSERVATION
STATUS in S.A.
PRESENCE IN PARK
Tribe TRAPEZITINI
Trapezites phigalia Phigalia Rush-skipper V Very scarce
Tribe HESPERILLINI      
Hesperilla chrysotricha cyclospila Chrysotricha Sedge-skipper V Not seen.  A possible candidate for reintroduction
Hesperilla donnysa form delos Donnysa Sedge-skipper L Localized
Hesperilla idothea clara Flame Sedge-skipper V Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present
Motasingha trimaculata trimaculata Dingy four-spot Sedge-skipper R Very scarce
Subfamily HESPERIINAE (darters and swifts)
Tribe TARACTROCERINI
Ocybadistes walkeri hypochlora Southern Grass-dart L Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present
Taractrocera papyria papyria White-banded Grass-dart R Very scarce
Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
Family PAPILIONIDAE (swallowtails)
Subfamily PAPILIONINAE
Tribe PAPILIONINI (fluted swallowtails)
Papilio anactus Dingy Swallowtail   L The odd vagrant seen.  Breeds in citrus orchards & urban gardens
Papilio demoleus sthenelus Chequered Swallowtail NVa Not yet recorded, but the odd vagrant likely to pass through in good years
Family PIERIDAE (whites and yellows)
Subfamily COLIADINAE (yellows)
Eurema smilax Small Grass-yellow M Migrant.  Seen in spring
Subfamily PIERINAE (whites)
Belenois java teutonia Caper White M Migrant. Seen in spring
Delias aganippe Wood White R The odd vagrant seen.  Does not appear to be breeding in park
Pieris rapae rapae Cabbage White C Occasionally seen
Family NYMPHALIDAE (brush-footed butterflies)
Subfamily SATYRINAE (browns)
Tribe HYPOCYSTINI
Geitoneura acantha ocrea Ringed Xenica R Scarce in the damp gulleys
Geitoneura klugii Common Xenica C Common
Heteronympha merope merope Common Brown C Very common
Subfamily CHARAXINAE
Polyura sempronius Tailed Emperor R Not yet recorded, but the odd vagrant likely to pass through in good years.  Breeds in urban gardens