Where has the Australian fritillary gone?

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.

Date
1 August 2017
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Brochure
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-020-4
  • ID OEH20170421
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 2
  • Name saving-our-species-australian-fritillary-brochure-170421.pdf

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 and Heritage.

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