Childrena childreni (Large Silverstripe, Großer Silberstrich)

Childrena childreni, also called Large Silverstripe or Großer Silberstrich is a high-contrast butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1831 by Gray. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm the Large Silverstripe is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange, grey and green with black spots and many silverstrips.

Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Childrena childreni (Large Silverstripe, Großer Silberstrich). Childrena childreni is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


The forewings are brown. The margin is black. At the margin there are two chains of  black spots.  At the wing leading edge there are some short black stripes. In the middle of wing there are some black spots.
The underside is orange and reddish. The black spots and stripes from upside are also there, but the pinion is different. The pinion is green like an olive and contain two short silver stripes.

The hind wings are brown and have no tails. The margin is bluish and gray and ridged. At the margin there are two chains of black spots. In the middle of wing there are some little black spots.
The underside is green like an olive. The margin is silver. There are many great silver stripes on wing.

The body is brown, but the underside is whitish.

Sex differences: None


The Large Silverstripe (Childrena childreni) is a butterfly of the Palaearctic (Asia) and Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution enfolded Myanmar, Bangladesh, the North of India and the South of China.

This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food


General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1831 by Gray. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Argynnis paphia [Linnaeus, 1758] (Silver-Washed Fritillary, Kaisermantel, Silberstrich, Tabac d'Espagne) EUROPE 

Scientific name

Childrena childreni Gray 1831


 Large Silverstripe
 Großer Silberstrich

Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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