SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Checklist for
SCOTT CREEK CONSERVATION PARK


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


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 donnysa donnysa
dark form
Donnysa Sedge-skipper L Localized near hostplants
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 in open creek lines
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 Very scarce.  Males sometimes seen on hilltops
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.  Hostplant present in adjacent urban gardens
Subfamily NYMPHALINAE (nymphs)
Junonia villida calybe Meadow Argus C Common in spring
Vanessa kershawi Australian Painted Lady C Common in spring
Vanessa itea Australian Admiral L Occasionally seen
Subfamily DANAINAE (milk-sap butterflies)
Danaus chrysippus petilia Lesser Wanderer L Occasionally seen
Danaus plexippus plexippus Wanderer, Monarch C Occasionally seen
Family LYCAENIDAE (coppers and blues)
Subfamily THECLINAE
Tribe LUCIINI
Hypochrysops ignita ignita Fiery Jewel V Not seen *
Lucia limbaria Small Copper R Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present *
Tribe OGYRINI (azures)
O. amaryllis species-group
Ogyris amaryllis meridionalis (coastal form) Amaryllis Azure C Very scarce
Ogyris olane Olane Azure L Localized
O. idmo species-group
Ogyris genoveva form genua Genoveva Azure R Localized
Tribe ZESIINI
Jalmenus icilius Icilius Hairstreak R Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present.  Occurs in adjacent areas *
Subfamily POLYOMMATINAE
Tribe CANDALIDINI
Candalides heathi heathi Rayed Blue R Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present
Erina acasta Blotched Dusky-blue L Localized near hostplants
Tribe POLYOMMATINI
Lampides boeticus Long-tailed Pea-blue L Localized
Nacaduba biocellata biocellata Two-spotted Line-blue C Scarce
Neolucia agricola agricola Fringed Heath-blue L Not yet recorded, but favourable habitat present
Theclinesthes miskini miskini Wattle Blue L Very scarce
Theclinesthes serpentata serpentata Salt-bush Blue C Localized
Zizina labradus labradus Common Grass-blue C Common

CONSERVATION STATUS DEFINITIONS

V=Vulnerable, R=Rare, L=Local (Uncommon), C=Common, M=Migrant, NVa=Northern Vagrant.  Conservation Status refers to the species' status within South Australia.  Underlined status indicates the species has a threatened existence only within South Australia's political borders, and that it occurs elsewhere in Australia as non-threatened fauna.  * = Possible candidate for reintroduction.


The above checklist is the result of surveys conducted during the 2000/2002 flight season.  If you have additional butterfly determinations for the park then please contact the author.      email


Author: R. GRUND.  September 2002
For further information refer to the website on South Australian Butterflies

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