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    Australian Butterflies - The Victorian Fauna

    Discover Victoria's wonderful butterfly fauna of over 130 species. Find out their names, what they look like, where and when they fly, what they eat and which ants attend their caterpillars. You can even identify your own butterfly. The resources offered here combine 40,000 records, collected over the past 100 years, with a wealth of biodiversity and ecological information on all Victorian Butterflies.

    Select links on the right to begin your discovery of Victorian Butterflies.
    (*Highly Recommended as a starting point)

    Moonlight Jewel butterfly

    The Moonlight jewel butterfly
    Hypochrysops delicia delos

    Photo by and © M. & P. Coupar

    Introduction
    Overview*
    Name
    Identify your own butterfly
    Classifications
    Family Trees


    Images
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    Distributions
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    Conservation Status
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    When & Where
    'On the Wing' by Months
    'On the Wing' by Decades
    Date & Location

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    Across Victoria

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    Ecological
    Butterfly to Food Plant
    Food Plant to Butterfly
    Butterfly to Ant
    Ant to Butterfly

    Legacy Data
    Data records


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