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The genus Hypochrysops
 

Confined to the Australian region the genus Hypochrysops contains some of the most dazzling coloured butterflies of all. Although relatively small insects their undersides are spattered with gold or silver lines. Most of the species occur within Australia, with only a few species and subspecies found on Papua New Guinea. All the larvae are mistletoe feeders, like the genus Delias. 

 

Hypochrysops apollo - female
Hypochrysops apollo - female

Hypochrysops apelles

 

Hypochrysops apollo

 

Hypochrysops bysos - male Hypochrysops epicuris - male
Hypochrysops bysos - female Hypochrysops epicuris - female

Hypochrysops bysos

 

Hypochrysops epicuris

 

Hypochrysops delicia - male Hypochrysops digglesii - male
Hypochrysops delicia - male Hypochrysops digglesii - female

Hypochrysops delicia

 

Hypochrysops digglesii

 

Hypochrysops cleon - male Hypochrysops elgneri - male

Hypochrysops cleon

 

Hypochrysops elgneri

 

Hypochrysops halyaetus - male Hypochrysops ignitus - male
Hypochrysops halyaetus - female Hypochrysops ignitus - female
Hypochrysops halyaetus

 

Hypochrysops ignitus

 

Hypochrysops piceatus - male
Hypochrysops piceatus - female

Hypochrysops narcissus

 

Hypochrysops piceatus

 

Hypochrysops protogenes - male
Hypochrysops protogenes - female

Hypochrysops polycletus

 

Hypochrysops protogenes

 

Hypochrysops pytheus - male Hypochrysops theon - male
Hypochrysops pytheus - female Hypochrysops theon - female
Hypochrysops pytheus

 

Hypochrysops theon

 

Hypochrysops hippuris - male
Hypochrysops hippuris

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