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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Neolucia agricola

Fringed Heath-blue at Mount Taylor

Neolucia agricola at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017

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Showing underside of wings with pale brown and white patterns, two distinctive black chevrons on the hindwing and chequered wing margins. Wings are tattered and forewings have pollen on them. Note that the Sticky Everlasting in flower is a good place to observe and photograph butterflies.

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Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Phaneropterinae sp. (subfamily) (Leaf Katydid, Bush Katydid) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Malus pumila (Apple) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Burchardia umbellata (Milk Maids) at Mount Taylor - 10 Nov 2017 by PeterR
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Mount Taylor - 21 May 2017 by George
Burchardia umbellata (Milk Maids) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2015 by RosemaryRoth
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 31 Dec 2013 by MatthewFrawley

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Xerochrysum viscosum Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • Unknown Gender
  • 25 Nov 2017 Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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