High priority threatened invertebrates North West Victoria

The following list comprises selected threatened invertebrates that have been identified as being high priority species in the North West of Victoria. Their high priority is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern regarding threats within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated. This list is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al., 2000) and high priority threatened invertebrates in the North West where management actions are specified in the DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database.

                   Fiery Jewel Butterfly - vulnerable.                        Image of male upperside: Roger Grund


Victoria's Bioregions


Bioregion key

LM Lowan Mallee  
MM Murrary Mallee  
MF  Murray Fans  
MSB  Murray Scroll Belt  
W Wimmera  


Common Name

Scientific Name

Priority Bioregion

Diamond Sand-skipper Butterfly Antipodia atralba LM, MM
Eltham Copper Butterfly Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida W
Fiery Jewel Butterfly Hypochrysops ignitus ignitus W
Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana VVP, W
Orange Sun Moth Synemon nais MM
Reddish-orange Sun Moth Synemon jcara LM, MM
Large Brown Azure Butterfly Ogyris idmo halmaturia W
Sun Moth Synemon jcara W
Sun Moth Synemon sp c.f. collecta W
Sun Moth Synemon sp c.f. selene W
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