Butterflies of South Australia's News

February 13, 2020

Milestone: 1000 Observations!

We've reached the milestone of 1000 observations of Butterflies recorded in SA, representing 42 species! More than half have been uploaded in the last 12 months.

With over 75 species present in SA, there are still many more species to be found. Check of the Butterfly Conservation SA Inc. website for all you'll need to know about local species. The Online Identification Tool can be particualrly helpful when trying to ID the less common species.

The top 10 species recorded in SA are shown below.

200213 - Top 10 Butterfly species

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January 30, 2020

Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in Adelaide Parklands

A fascinating and detailed article covering the rediscovery of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in the Adelaide Parklands and efforts to ensure its continued presence by supporting its obligate Ant species (Iridomyrmex rufoniger) and the caterpillar host plants (Oxalis perennans).

Herding Caterpillars "The story of the Chequered Copper butterfly, its caterpillars and their guardians the tiny black ants "

There are currently no iNat records of this species in SA: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/450911-Lucia-limbaria

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