Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Candalides helenita (Semper, 1879)

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Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Indonesia (Irian Jaya), 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)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Brachychiton acerifolius Macarthur & C.Moore [STERCULIACEAE]; Glochidion ferdinandi (Mull.Arg.) F.M.Bailey [EUPHORBIACEAE] Buttonwood; Cryptocarya hypospodia F.Muell. [LAURACEAE]; Arytera pauciflora S.Reyn. [SAPINDACEAE]).


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