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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Jalmenus icilius   

Amethyst Hairstreak at Mount Painter

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Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Jalmenus icilius 6 Dec 2018 SuziBond
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Jalmenus icilius 6 Dec 2018 CathB

Author's notes

More than a dozen of these flying around the base of this Acacia, showing flashes of brilliant blue as seen in image 4.

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SuziBond wrote:
   6 Dec 2018
Nice series of images Cath, thanks.

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(family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 Cubicorhynchus sp. (genus) (Ground weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019 Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019 Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019 Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Aug 2019 Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019 Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2019 Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 9 May 2019 Metopochetus compressus (Stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 1 May 2019 Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Mount Painter - 14 Apr 2019 Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 14 Apr 2019 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 6 Apr 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2019 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019 Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019 Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019 Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 24 Mar 2019 Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2019 Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019 Wahlenbergia luteola (Yellowish Bluebell) at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018 Helea ovata (Pie-dish beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2018 Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Nov 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Painter - 7 Nov 2018 Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018 Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018 Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018 Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 Sep 2018 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 6 Aug 2018 Hoplostega ochroma (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 4 Jul 2018 Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018 Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Mount Painter - 12 Jun 2018 Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Mount Painter - 12 Jun 2018 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018 Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018 Metopochetus compressus (Stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018 Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018 Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Apr 2018 Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018 Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018 Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018 Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2018 Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2018 Cychramptodes murrayi (Wattle tick scale predator) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018 Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018 Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018 Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018 Psychanisa sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018 Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018 Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Mount Painter - 4 Mar 2018 Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2018 Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2018 Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2018 Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Mount Painter - 3 Feb 2018 Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 31 Jan 2018 Microtis unifolia (Common onion orchid) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2017 Orobanche minor (Lesser Broomrape) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2017 Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2017 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017 Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017 Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017 Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017 Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Painter - 9 Oct 2017 Galium gaudichaudii subsp. gaudichaudii (Rough bedstraw) at Mount Painter - 6 Oct 2017 Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Mount Painter - 6 Oct 2017 Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019
Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019
Oxysarcodexia varia (Sarcophagidae) (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019
Cubicorhynchus sp. (genus) (Ground weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019
Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Aug 2019
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 9 May 2019
Metopochetus compressus (Stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 1 May 2019
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Mount Painter - 14 Apr 2019
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 14 Apr 2019
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 6 Apr 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2019
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 24 Mar 2019
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2019
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019
Wahlenbergia luteola (Yellowish Bluebell) at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Helea ovata (Pie-dish beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2018
Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Nov 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Painter - 7 Nov 2018
Trichophthalma laetilinea (Tangled Vein Fly) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Mount Painter - 15 Oct 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 6 Aug 2018
Hoplostega ochroma (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 4 Jul 2018
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Mount Painter - 12 Jun 2018
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Mount Painter - 12 Jun 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Metopochetus compressus (Stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Apr 2018
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018
Ommatoiulus moreleti (Portuguese Millipede) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2018
Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2018
Cychramptodes murrayi (Wattle tick scale predator) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Psychanisa sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2018
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Mount Painter - 4 Mar 2018
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2018
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2018
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2018
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at Mount Painter - 3 Feb 2018
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 31 Jan 2018
Microtis unifolia (Common onion orchid) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2017
Orobanche minor (Lesser Broomrape) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2017
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2017
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017
Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Painter - 9 Oct 2017
Galium gaudichaudii subsp. gaudichaudii (Rough bedstraw) at Mount Painter - 6 Oct 2017
Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Mount Painter - 6 Oct 2017
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017

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  • Non-Invasive

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