Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Candalides erinus (Fabricius, 1775)

Small Dusky-blue



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—East Timor, Indonesia (Irian Jaya, West Timor), Papua New Guinea.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gascoyne (GAS), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal, NW coastal
  • East Timor
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • West Timor
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Cassytha aurea J.Z.Weber [LAURACEAE]; Cassytha filiformis L. [LAURACEAE]; Cassytha pubescens R.Br. [LAURACEAE]).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-Feb-2014 LYCAENIDAE 06-Feb-2014 MODIFIED Dr Federica Turco (QM)
05-Mar-2013 29-Jan-2014 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 06-Feb-2014 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 06-Feb-2014 MODIFIED
06-Feb-2014 MODIFIED