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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Ogyris abrota    

1 Dark Purple Azure at Mount Taylor

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Ogyris abrota at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Ogyris abrota at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Ogyris abrota at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Ogyris abrota at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Ogyris abrota at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Ogyris abrota 2 Dec 2018 SuziBond
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Ogyris abrota 2 Dec 2018 Christine

Significant sighting

SuziBond noted:
  2 Dec 2018

New location record for this species, significant because it is known from so few locations in the ACT.

Author's notes

Seen on butterfly walk, spotted by Belinda and ID'd by Suzi. Appeared black in flight, but landed on the ground a couple of times and the colours on the underwing were stunning

3 comments

   2 Dec 2018
Once in a lifetime sighting! Great work by Belinda to find this butterfly on the ground.
Christine wrote:
   3 Dec 2018
Ah, but you never know Matthew ;).
(also, we initially saw the butterfly flying before it landed on the ground)
   3 Dec 2018
Yeah, you never know what the future might hold. Seen in flight first, that makes sense.

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Nearby Sightings

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(genus) (Spring Bee) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018 Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018 Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Taylor - 20 Sep 2018 Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2018 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017 Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017 Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2017 Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Mount Taylor - 3 Dec 2017 Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017 Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 Malus pumila (Apple) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 17 Nov 2017 Burchardia umbellata (Milk Maids) at Mount Taylor - 10 Nov 2017 Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017 Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 8 Oct 2017 Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 Dillwynia sp. Yetholme (P.C.Jobson 5080) NSW Herbarium at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 15 Apr 2017 Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2016 Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 5 Nov 2016 Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2015 Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 21 Nov 2015 Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 16 Nov 2015 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015 Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 31 Dec 2013 Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2013 Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 30 Dec 2010 Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2010 Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 1 Nov 2009 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2009
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019
Ogyris abrota (Dark Purple Azure) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019
Muellerina eucalyptoides (Creeping Mistletoe) at Mount Taylor - 19 Jan 2019
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 19 Jan 2019
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018
Ogyris abrota (Dark Purple Azure) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018
Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Taylor - 20 Sep 2018
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2018
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2017
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Mount Taylor - 3 Dec 2017
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017
Malus pumila (Apple) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 17 Nov 2017
Burchardia umbellata (Milk Maids) at Mount Taylor - 10 Nov 2017
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 8 Oct 2017
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017
Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017
Dillwynia sp. Yetholme (P.C.Jobson 5080) NSW Herbarium at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017
Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 15 Apr 2017
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2016
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 5 Nov 2016
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2015
Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 21 Nov 2015
Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 16 Nov 2015
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 31 Dec 2013
Diuris dendrobioides (Late mauve doubletail) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2013
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 30 Dec 2010
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2010
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 1 Nov 2009
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2009

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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