Eighteen species breed regularly in the La Trobe Willdlife Sanctuary, although new species may become resident as suitable habitat becomes available.
One migrant species occurs in the area, Caper White Anaphaeis java teutonia, which pass through the area from the west. A number of species are vagrants to the area and do not appear to breed. Other species of interest are those which can be found in areas adjacent to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. These species may have once occured in the Sanctuary prior to European arrival.
R - resident, M - migrant, V - vagrant, N - non resident, A - found in adjacent areas
|LYCAENIDAE (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Azures)|
|Blue Jewel, Hypochrysops delicia delicia||Dark Purple Blue, Ogyris abrota||Imperial Blue, Jalmenus evagoras (R)|
|Chequered Blue, Theclinesthes serpentata||Double-spotted Lineblue, Nacaduba biocelata biocellata||Olane Azure, Ogyris olane olane (N)|
|Common Dusky Blue, Candalides hyacinthinus hyacinthinus (A)||Eltham Copper, Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida (A)||Pea Blue, Lampides boeticus|
|Common Grass-blue, Zizina labradus labradus||Ictinus Blue, Jalmenus ictinus (A)||Small Copper, Lucia limbaria (A)|
|Bright Sheild Skipper, Signeta flammeata (N)||Doubleday's Skipper, Toxidia doubledayi||Spotted Skipper, Hesperilla ornata ornata (A)|
|Dispar Skipper, Dispar compacta||Phigaglia Skipper, Trapezites phigalia phigalia (A)||Symmomus Skipper, Trapezites symmomus symmomus (R)|
|Donnysa Skipper, Hespiridae donnysa donnysa (A)||Rare White-spot Skipper, Trapesites luteus leucus (A)||White Grassdart, Taractrocera papyria|
|NYMPHALIDAE (Admirals, Browns, Fritillaries)|
|Australian Admiral, Vanessa itea (N)||Eastern Ringed Xenica, Geitoneura acantha acantha||Meadow Argus, Junonia villida calybe|
|Australian Painted Lady, Vanessa kershawi (R)||Klug's Xenica, Geitoneura klugii klugii||Shouldered Brown, Heteronympha penelope penelope (N)|
|Common Brown, Heteronympha merope||Lesser Wanderer, Danaus chrysippus petilia||Tailed Emperor, Polyura pyrrhus sempronius (V)|
|PAPILIONIDAE (Swallowtails or true butterflies)|
|Dingy Swallowtail, Papilio anactus (N)||Orchard Butterfly, Papilio aegus aegus|
|Caper White Anaphaeis java teutonia (M)||Small Grass Yellow, Eurema smilax (V)|
|Imperial White, Delias harpalyce||Wood White, Delias aganippe|
|Cabbage White, Pieris rapae rapae I|
*List compiled by Micahel F. Braby with additions by Cam Beardsell
Scientific nomenclature is constantly changing! Names were accurate at the time of putting this together. We recommend cross checking names with Atlas of Living Australia.