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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Paralucia pyrodiscus  

1 Fiery Copper at Michelago, NSW

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Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Michelago, NSW - 17 Dec 2017

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Paralucia pyrodiscus 19 Dec 2017 SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Paralucia pyrodiscus 19 Dec 2017 IllilangaMultiple Significant Sightings - Illilanga has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - Illilanga has reported over 100 sightings!

Significant sighting

20 Dec 2017

This Butterfly is rarely recorded in or region

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4 comments

SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   19 Dec 2017
Great record for this species, thanks for submitting it. Your butterfly is a female. Is this a long-established site for Fiery Copper or have you only just noticed/found them?
IllilangaMultiple Significant Sightings - Illilanga has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - Illilanga has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   20 Dec 2017
This may be a long-established site, as the Bursaria have been here for a very long time! The butterflies caught my eye, as they were near our house, so I decided to spend some time trying to get a photo. They were not very helpful in keeping still or landing, so it took a few tries! I am slowly trying to build up our CNM photo catalogue of taxa to be identified, including many older photos we have. Sandra :)
SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   21 Dec 2017
Thanks Sandra for the info - good on you for persevering for a photo! In addition to needing bursaria, Fiery Coppers also need the presence of an ant colony (specifically Notoncus ants), so even if the bursaria has been there a long time, the ants may not have.
IllilangaMultiple Significant Sightings - Illilanga has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Bulk Reporter - Illilanga has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   21 Dec 2017
Thanks for the info. I can vouch there are plenty of ants in the vicinity, having been bitten many times whilst taking photos!

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Heteronympha merope at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Maratus pavonis at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Philobota ancylotoxa (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
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Austroagrion watsoni at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Diplacodes bipunctata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Junonia villida at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Austrolestes annulosus at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Diplacodes bipunctata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Psaltoda moerens at Michelago, NSW - 7 Dec 2014
Tiliqua scincoides at Michelago, NSW - 7 Dec 2014
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) sp.(genus) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Oct 2014
Crypsiphona ocultaria at Michelago, NSW - 18 Oct 2014
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Gavicalis virescens at Michelago, NSW - 12 May 2013
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Acanthonevroides jarvisi (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 17 Jan 2018
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Archimantis sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Jan 2018
Macropus giganteus at Michelago, NSW - 7 Jan 2018
Faveria tritalis (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 3 Jan 2018
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 28 Dec 2017
Nemophora sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 28 Dec 2017
Camponotus consobrinus at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017
Rhytidoponera metallica at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017
Endotricha ignealis (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017
Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Dec 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Michelago, NSW - 23 Dec 2017
Proteuxoa verecunda at Michelago, NSW - 10 Dec 2017
Hydrometra sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Ischnura heterosticta at Michelago, NSW - 9 Dec 2017
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 6 Dec 2017
Dasypodia selenophora at Michelago, NSW - 3 Dec 2017
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Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 22 Nov 2017
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) sp.(genus) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Unidentified Assassin bug (Reduviidae) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 15 Nov 2017
Unidentified Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 13 Nov 2017
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Dolopus rubrithorax (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 13 Nov 2017
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Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 12 Nov 2017
Callibracon capitator (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 12 Nov 2017
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Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 11 Nov 2017
Carlia tetradactyla at Michelago, NSW - 11 Nov 2017
Altica sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Notonectidae sp. (family) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Heterozyga coppatias at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Heteronympha merope at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Maratus pavonis at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Philobota ancylotoxa (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Austrolestes annulosus at Michelago, NSW - 7 Nov 2017
Taxeotis intextata at Michelago, NSW - 5 Nov 2017
Maratus vespertilio at Michelago, NSW - 5 Nov 2017
Plutella xylostella at Michelago, NSW - 3 Nov 2017
Olbonoma triptycha at Michelago, NSW - 3 Nov 2017
Nacoleia rhoeoalis at Michelago, NSW - 1 Nov 2017
Diamma bicolor at Michelago, NSW - 24 Oct 2017
Macropus robustus at Michelago, NSW - 31 Aug 2017
Nephila edulis at Michelago, NSW - 4 Jun 2017
Oxycanus sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 20 May 2017
Amata sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 11 Mar 2017
Asura lydia at Michelago, NSW - 11 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2017
Carlia tetradactyla at Michelago, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Limnodynastes dumerilii at Michelago, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 18 Dec 2016
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 10 Dec 2016
Spilosoma curvata at Michelago, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Coccinella transversalis (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Vanessa kershawi at Michelago, NSW - 21 Oct 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Michelago, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 12 Mar 2016
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 21 Dec 2015
Tiliqua scincoides at Michelago, NSW - 19 Oct 2015
Termessa shepherdi at Michelago, NSW - 15 Oct 2015
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 1 Oct 2015
Macropus robustus at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jul 2015
Macropus robustus at Michelago, NSW - 8 Jun 2015
Vespadelus sp. (TBC) at Michelago, NSW - 6 May 2015
Ranatra sp. (genus) at Michelago, NSW - 10 Mar 2015
Anax papuensis at Michelago, NSW - 15 Feb 2015
Nyctemera amica at Michelago, NSW - 2 Feb 2015
Phylloporus sp. at Michelago, NSW - 30 Jan 2015
Orthetrum caledonicum at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Austroagrion watsoni at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Austrolestes leda at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Diplacodes bipunctata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Junonia villida at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Austrolestes annulosus at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Xanthagrion erythroneurum at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Diplacodes bipunctata at Michelago, NSW - 23 Jan 2015
Psaltoda moerens at Michelago, NSW - 7 Dec 2014
Tiliqua scincoides at Michelago, NSW - 7 Dec 2014
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) sp.(genus) at Michelago, NSW - 26 Oct 2014
Crypsiphona ocultaria at Michelago, NSW - 18 Oct 2014
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 3 Oct 2014
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 3 Apr 2014
Trictena atripalpis at Michelago, NSW - 3 Apr 2014
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 2 Apr 2014
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 24 Mar 2014
Tiliqua scincoides at Michelago, NSW - 18 Mar 2014
Artamus superciliosus at Michelago, NSW - 11 Feb 2014
Litoria peronii at Michelago, NSW - 26 Nov 2013
Tiliqua scincoides at Michelago, NSW - 24 Sep 2013
Eopsaltria australis at Michelago, NSW - 16 Jun 2013
Gavicalis virescens at Michelago, NSW - 12 May 2013
Amphibolurus muricatus at Michelago, NSW - 25 Dec 2012
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Michelago, NSW - 23 Dec 2012

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.155423-35.779965
  • Altitude 798.5m
  • Locations Michelago, NSW

Species information

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  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

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