The Australian fritillary butterfly once occurred in coastal regions of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. However, there have not been any verified sightings since 2001. This guide includes information on how to identify the Australian fritillary and where to look for it.
Continued unverified reports of the butterfly
sustain the hope that wild populations still
exist, despite the widespread alteration and
development of its coastal habitat.
Under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species
program, the Office of Environment and Heritage
and the Lepidoptera Conservation Group of North
East NSW are trying to locate this butterfly.
Have you seen one?
If you see an Australian fritillary make careful
observations and try to photograph it. Note details
of the exact location, take pictures of the site and
immediately contact the Office of Environment
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