- The butterflies in this tribe have the antenna club more or less
flattened. They are from small to medium size. Caterpillars are often
- Dark Pencil-blue
- Candalides consimilis,
- We saw this Blue butterfly once in Anstead Forest on Nov 2009. Please
also check this page for more information.
- Candalides hyacinthinus,
- The butterfly looks like the
Dusky Blue below, with very similar wing patterns. This Common Dusky Blue is
less common in Brisbane. Please check this page
for more information.
- Candalides erinus, wingspan 25mm
- This butterfly is common in Brisbane Eucalypt forest. It can be recognized
by the two dots under each forewings. More pictures and information please
click on here.
- Candalides xanthospila, wingspan 25mm
- The butterfly is purple on top with a large yellow patch in the
centre of each forewing. Female is the same except brown instead of purple
colour. On the wings bottom, they are white in colour with a row of black
dots along the wing edge. They are two dots under the centre of each fore
wing, very small and may be absent. There are three dots under each hind
wing. More information and pictures please visit this
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 899.
- 2. The Complete Field
Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby, Australian
National University, CSIRO 2004.
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