Butterflies of Australia & New Zealand
Photographs by various contributors

Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae

Hesperiidae: Pyrginae, Trapezitinae

About 400 species of butterfly occur on the Australian mainland. New Zealand due to its remoteness has only 26 species. Eleven of these are endemics. Click on any thumbnail to see a full size image and information about each butterfly's lifecycle, habitats and biology.



Netrocoryne repanda A





Trapezites praxedes A

Trapezites symmomus A

Trapezites eliena A

Hesperilla ornata A


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