Butterflies of Mount Alexander Shire – Test Site

Vanessa kershawi, Australian Painted Lady

CFNC member Tony Morton has been a butterfly enthusiast (lepidoptorist) for most of his life.  He has extensively documented the butterfly fauna in and around his home in Vaughn, and elsewhere throughout the local area.  Tony has prepared the attached downloadable document which contains comprehensive information on butterfly identification, behaviour, ecology, distribution and life cycle (click here).


Family Hesperiidae


Greenish Grass-dart



Family Papilionidae


Orchard Swallowtail