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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Ogyris amaryllis

1 Satin Azure at Kambah Pool

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Ogyris amaryllis at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018
Ogyris amaryllis at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018
Ogyris amaryllis at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018
Ogyris amaryllis at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018

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Significant sighting

SuziBond noted:
2 Nov 2018

Second CNM record of this localised species. The preferred food plant of the larvae is the sheoak mistletoe. The 2003 fires took out so much River She Oak - the host of the mistletoe- that we almost lost this species of butterfly from the ACT - but it is now well on the way to recovery.

Author's notes

saw at least 2 may have been a 3rd one They were high up in the sheoak

4 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   2 Nov 2018
Fantastic photos, were they low down in the tree?
SuziBond wrote:
   2 Nov 2018
New location record for this species, thanks RodDeb!
MatthewFrawley884 wrote:
   2 Nov 2018
Fire could potentially take out this colony today.
RodDeb1.9K wrote:
   2 Nov 2018
They were high up in the tree and when they flew they kept high and did not come down low, we watched them for as long as we could but then they disappeared into the sheoak and could not be seen.

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Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Kambah Pool - 14 Feb 2020 by Thommo17
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Rhinotia haemoptera (Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil) at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Diphlebia nymphoides (Arrowhead Rockmaster) at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Kambah Pool - 1 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Datura sp. (A Thornapple) at Kambah Pool - 28 Mar 2017 by Mike
Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Kambah Pool - 19 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Kambah Pool - 19 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Kambah Pool - 19 Feb 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Kambah Pool - 5 Jan 2017 by Qwerty
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Kambah Pool - 23 Feb 2016 by michaelb
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Kambah Pool - 23 Feb 2016 by michaelb
Rorippa palustris (Yellow Cress, Marsh Watercress) at Kambah Pool - 23 Feb 2016 by michaelb
Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass, River Tussock Grass) at Kambah Pool - 23 Feb 2016 by michaelb

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.008668-35.394356
  • Altitude 511.9m
  • Maps Kambah Pool

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size (mm)
  • 1 Nov 2018 Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

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