Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Cepora perimale (Donovan, 1805)

Caper Gull



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Extralimital distribution—Fiji, Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Maluku, Sulawesi (Celebes), E from Sulawesi and Lombok), New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

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, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Other Regions

Norfolk Island terrestrial & freshwater

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Norfolk Island
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: Murray-Darling basin, N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Victoria: SE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
    • Maluku
  • New Caledonia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu

Oriental Region

  • Indonesia
    • Sulawesi (Celebes)

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: Capparis canescens A.Cunn. ex DC. [CAPPARACEAE]; Capparis mitchellii Lindl. [CAPPARACEAE]; Capparis sepiaria L. [CAPPARACEAE]).


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)
07-Mar-2024 PAPILIONOIDEA 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Feb-2023 PAPILIONOIDEA 22-Dec-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby (ANU)
13-May-2022 PAPILIONOIDEA 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
26-Feb-2021 PAPILIONOIDEA 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONOIDEA 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED
05-Mar-2013 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 05-Apr-2011 MOVED
28-Mar-2012 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED
07-Mar-2024 MODIFIED