Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Hypocysta irius (Fabricius, 1775)

Northern Ringlet, Orange-streaked Ringlet




New South Wales, Queensland

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)


NSW, 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), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Larva: herbivore.

Extra Ecological Information

Larval food plants are grasses (Poaceae).


General References

Braby, M.F. 1995. Reproductive seasonality in tropical satyrine butterflies: strategies for the dry season. Ecological Entomology 20: 5-17 [14]

Braby, M.F. 1995. Seasonal changes in relative abundance and spatial distribution of Australian lowland tropical satyrine butterflies. Australian Journal of Zoology 43: 209-229 [209]

Braby, M.F. 1995. The distribution, status and habitat associations of the satyrine (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) fauna of northeastern Australia. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 34: 51-61 [58]

Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. 1981. Butterflies of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson xiv 682 pp. 49 pls. [326] (biology)

Waterhouse, G.A. 1932. What Butterfly is That? A Guide to the Butterflies of Australia. Illustrated by Neville Cayley. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 291 pp. 34 pls. [Date published 15/Dec/1932] [122]

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] [34] (distribution, description)

Wood, G.A. 1988. The life history of Hypocysta angustata angustata Waterhouse & Lyell and Hypocysta irius (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Australian Entomological Magazine 14(6): 83-86 [83]


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)
05-Mar-2013 05-Mar-2013 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2012 30-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
05-Apr-2011 MOVED