Ogyris halmaturia Tepper, 1890

Eastern large bronze azure butterfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ogyris idmo halmaturia Tepper, 1890


Conservation Status

Last record: 1970 (Douglas, 1995)

Rediscovered in 1995 (Hunt et al. 1998?)



South Australia (including Kangaroo Island), Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Tepper, J. C. O. (1890). Common native insects of South Australia. A popular guide to South Australian entomology. Part II Lepidoptera. or hulterflies and moths. Adelaide. iv + 65 pp.


Other references:

BCSA 1999. Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc. Unpublished summary of meeting to discuss to proposed nominations of threatened South Australian butterflies.

Braby, M.F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia. Their identification, biology and distribution. CSIRO, Melbourne

Braby, M. F. and Douglas F. (2008). The nomenclature, taxonomy and conservation status of Ogyris waterhouseri (Bethune Baker, 1905) stat. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), a threatened butterfly from southern Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 47: 315-329.

Douglas, F. 1995. Recovery plan for threatened diurnal Lepidoptera in western Victoria. Part 2: Family Lycaenidae. Report to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria.

Dunn, K.L., Kitching, R.L. and Dexter, E.M. 1994. The National Conservation Status of Australian butterflies. A report to Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra ACT.

Field, R. P. (1999). A new species of Ogyris Angas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from southern arid Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 57(2): 251-259.

Fisher, R. H. 1978. Butterflies of South Australia. Government Printer, Adelaide.

Geyle, Hayley M. et al. (2021). Butterflies on the brink: identifying the Australian butterflies (Lepidoptera) most at risk of extinction. Austral Entomology 60: 98-110.

Grund, R. 1977. Recovery of Ogyris idmo halmaturia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), the large brown azure. National Heritage Trust, Canberra.

Grund, R. 1999. Butterfly conservation in the southern Flinders region. Department of Environment Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs, South Australia

Grund, R. (2010). The taxonomy of Ogyris halmaturia (Tepper, 1890) stat. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 49(2): 114-120. [Abstract]

Hunt, L., Moore, M. and Moore, D. 1998. Rediscovery of Ogyris idmo halmaturia (Tepper, 1890). Victorian Entomologist 28: 113-116.

SAC 1996. Scientific Advisory Committee, Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. Victoria. Final recommendation on a nomination for listing. Nomination No. 388.

Sands, D. P. A. and New, T. R. (2002). The Action Plan for Australian Butterflies. Canberra: Environment Australia.

Schmidt, Daniel J. et al. (2013). Australian parasitic Ogyris butterflies: east–west divergence of highly-specialized relicts. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111(2): 473-484.


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