Subspecies Candalides margarita gilberti Waterhouse, 1903
Gilbert's Blue, Northern Pencilled-blue
- Candalides gilberti Waterhouse, G.A. 1903. Notes on Australian Rhopalocera: Lycaenidae. Part III—Revisional. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 28(1): 132-275, pls 1-3 .
Type data:Lectotype AM KL 21869 ♂, Port Darwin, NT (designated in original description).
Paralectotype(s) AM KL21870 1♀, Port Darwin, NT
Comment: Waterhouse in the original description stated that he had a male and a female but did not designate a holotype; Peters, J.V. 1971. A Catalogue of the Type Specimens of the Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera) in the Australian Museum. Greenwich, NSW : Australian Entomological Press 36 pp.  (type information).
Type locality references:Peters, J.V. 1971. A Catalogue of the Type Specimens of the Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea (Lepidoptera) in the Australian Museum. Greenwich, NSW : Australian Entomological Press 36 pp..
Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Northern Kimberley (NK), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)
Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Decaisnina signata (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Tiegh. [LORANTHACEAE]).
Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. 
Samson, P.R. & Wilson, D.N. 1995. The life history of Candalides gilberti Waterhouse (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Australian Entomologist 22: 71-73  (biology)
Tindale, N.B. 1965. A new species of Holochila (Rhopalocera, Family Lycaenidae) from Victoria and southern New South Wales. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 15(1): 165-174 [Date published 6 October 1965] 
Tite, G.E. 1963. A revision of the genus Candalides and allied genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 14(5): 197-259 4 pls 
Waterhouse, G.A. & Lyell, G. 1914. The Butterflies of Australia: a monograph of the Australian Rhopalocera introducing a complete scheme of structural classification, and giving descriptions and illustrations of all the butterflies found in Australia, including a number now recorded for the first time. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 239 pp. 38 pls + 3 unnumbered colour pls. [Date published 25 July 1914] 
History of changes
|Published||As part of group||Action Date||Action Type||Compiler(s)|
|06-Feb-2014||LYCAENIDAE||06-Feb-2014||MODIFIED||Dr Federica Turco (QM)|