Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Acrodipsas myrmecophila  

2 Small Ant Blue

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Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at Suppressed - 6 Feb 2018

Identification history

 Acrodipsas myrmecophila 8 Feb 2018 SuziBond
Unidentified 6 Feb 2018 Christine736

Significant sighting

AaronClausen2.1K noted:
17 Feb 2018

This is a very rare find for the ACT, with only one previous recording according to Suzi Bond's ACT Butterflies Field Guide.

6 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   8 Feb 2018
Christine this is an excellent record, thanks so much for submitting it. You've provided several clear photos perfect for a successful identification, and managed to include the attendant ant in there too - well done!
Christine736 wrote:
   8 Feb 2018
Thanks so much Suzi. I knew when I saw it that it was a new one for me, but did not realise how unusual until I checked the field guide when I got home. Incidentally I was at the same spot yesterday, but was unable to find it or another in that area. Luckily for me it was not actually in the tree-tops! I was also intrigued that there appear to be three eyespots rather than two.
MatthewFrawley780 wrote:
   8 Feb 2018
Awesome!
ibaird501 wrote:
   8 Feb 2018
Great work Christine. A very significant sighting.
Christine736 wrote:
   9 Feb 2018
Thank you Matthew and Ian :)
   10 Feb 2018
Magnificent:)

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Feb 2018 12:22 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Atlas of Life Budawang Coast
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