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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Paralucia pyrodiscus

1 Fiery Copper at Mount Taylor

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Paralucia pyrodiscus at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Paralucia pyrodiscus 22 Nov 2017 SuziBond
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Paralucia pyrodiscus 22 Nov 2017 MatthewFrawley

Author's notes

Not sure of gender.

3 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   22 Nov 2017
Hi Matt - great record! This is the first record of this species for the season, and also a new location for this species (there are only a few current locations for this species in the ACT that I'm aware of). This is a female, note how she has rounded hindwings.
   22 Nov 2017
Thanks for the gender confirmation, Suzi, I have updated the record to indicate female. In this very small patch on Mt Taylor today, within 30 minutes (12.00-12.30pm), I saw Meadow Argus, Australian Painted Lady, Fiery Copper, Fringed Heath-blue, Yellow Ochre, Cabbage White and Common Grass-blue.
SuziBond wrote:
   23 Nov 2017
Wow, sounds like a great spot! Might be a good inclusion for the Mt Taylor walk?

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Nov 2017 12:40 PM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by
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