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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Hypochrysops byzos  

2 Yellow Jewel at Cotter River, ACT

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Hypochrysops byzos at Cotter River, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Hypochrysops byzos at Cotter River, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Hypochrysops byzos at Cotter River, ACT - 7 Jan 2018

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Hypochrysops byzos 8 Jan 2018 SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Hypochrysops byzos 7 Jan 2018 HarveyPerkinsMultiple Significant Sightings - HarveyPerkins has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - HarveyPerkins has reported over 500 sightings!

Significant sighting

SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! noted:
8 Jan 2018

Yellow Jewels are very localised and only known from a few sites in the ACT. This is a new location record.

3 comments

SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   8 Jan 2018
Wow, excellent record! What time of day did you observe this butterfly? Have you seen them here before?
   8 Jan 2018
The photos were taken at 2:20 pm. It was 37 degrees Centigrade at the time and this butterfly was perched on a river bottlebrush in the shade. Haven't seen the species before - another newbie for me!
SuziBondMultiple Significant Sightings - SuziBond has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr! wrote:
   9 Jan 2018
Thanks for info Harvey - and congrats, they're stunning aren't they?!

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Location information

Species information

  • Highly sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
  • 7 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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