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The following is a list of 26 species of butterflies observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve in recent years.

Thanks to Suzi Bond for introducing Friends of the Pinnacle to our butterflies and providing an initial list.

All photos have been taken on the Reserve
by Alison Milton
and Warren Bond


Common name Scientific name  
Caper White Belenois java Charaxes sempronius [Tailed Emperor]
Tailed Emperor Charaxes sempronius
Spotted Jezebel Delias aganippe
Imperial Jezebel Delias harpalyce
Macleay's Grass Yellow Eurema herla
Marbled Xenica Geitoneura klugii
Common Brown Heteronympha merope
Shouldered Brown Heteronympha penelope
Amethyst Hairstreak Jalmenus icilius
Stencilled Hairstreak Jalmenus ictinus
Meadow Argus Junonia villida
Long-tailed Pea-blue Lampides boeticus  
Chequered Copper Lucia limbaria  
Two-spotted Line-blue Nacaduba biocellata  
Green Grass-dart Ocybadistes walkeri Delias harpalyce [Imperial jezebel]
Green Grass-dart Ocybadistes walkeri sothis
Broad-margined Azure Ogyris olane
Orchard Swallowtail Papilio aegeus
Dainty Swallowtail Papilio anactus
Cabbage White Pieris rapae
White-banded Grass-dart Taractrocera papyria
Saltbush Blue Theclinesthes serpentata
Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper Trapezites luteus
Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea
Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi
Common Grass-blue Zizina otis
Theclinesthes serpentata [Saltbush Blue] Zinia otis [Common Grass-blue]


For more photos, see the pinnacle butterflies photo gallery

and use the following link to the Canberra Nature Map:


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