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.