FREE Butterfly Identification Sheets

Photograph: Maureen Gallagher

Scientists organise butterflies and other animals into family groups according to their relationship between each other and their morphological similarities. For instance all of the skipper butterflies have ‘hooked’ antennae. This series of butterfly identification sheets seeks to simplify identification of South Australian butterflies by using just colour and size.  There are two views of each butterfly, the upper side and the under side. When butterflies are at rest you usually only see the underside and this is especially so for the blue butterflies some of which never open their wings when at rest.

The link below provides free downloadable posters of butterflies categorised by colour and size.

Posters for butterfly identification