Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Elodina walkeri Butler, 1898

Small Pearl-white

  • Elodina walkeri Butler, A.G. 1898. Descriptions of some new species of butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 1: 294-296 [294] [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 (143) as first revisers gave priority to Elodina walkeri Butler, 1898 over Elodina baudiniana Butler, 1898].
    Type data:
     Lectotype AM KL14995 , Port Darwin, NT (designated in original description).
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH 4 specimens, Port Darwin, NT
    Comment: Butler in the original description indicated that he described six specimens; De Baar & Hancock listed four remaining syntypes in BMNH but their sex was not stated.
  • Type data:
     Lectotype AM KL14996 , Baudin Is., WA (designated in original description).
    Paralectotype(s) AM KL14996 (sent to AM from BMNH in exchange), Baudin Is., WA; BMNH 12 sex not stated; BMNH 12 specimens, sex unstated, Baudin Is., WA
    Comment: Butler in the original description indicated that he had 14 specimens; these were mentioned by De Baar & Hancock.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

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)


NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), 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), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore (associated flora: 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)
04-Feb-2023 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby (ANU)
13-May-2022 PAPILIONOIDEA 21-Dec-2022 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
26-Feb-2021 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
04-Jun-2020 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED Dr Michael Braby
06-Sep-2017 PAPILIONOIDEA 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
11-Mar-2015 11-Mar-2015 MOVED
05-Mar-2013 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
28-Mar-2012 04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED
04-Feb-2023 MODIFIED