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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

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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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Yetholme (P.C.Jobson 5080) NSW Herbarium at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 15 Apr 2017 by RosemaryRoth Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2016 by RosemaryRoth Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 5 Nov 2016 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2015 by RosemaryRoth Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 31 Dec 2013 by MatthewFrawley Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 30 Dec 2010 by MatthewFrawley Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2010 by MatthewFrawley Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 by MatthewFrawley Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 1 Nov 2009 by MatthewFrawley
Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Macrolepiota dolichaula (White Parasol) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Mount Taylor - 26 Oct 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Ogyris abrota (Dark Purple Azure) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Muellerina eucalyptoides (Creeping Mistletoe) at Mount Taylor - 19 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 19 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Ogyris abrota (Dark Purple Azure) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Melobasis propinqua (Propinqua jewel beetle) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Taylor - 20 Sep 2018 by EmmaCook
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Mount Taylor - 21 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Mount Taylor - 3 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) 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
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 25 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 24 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
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 17 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
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 8 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Dillwynia sp. Yetholme (P.C.Jobson 5080) NSW Herbarium at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 15 Apr 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2016 by RosemaryRoth
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 5 Nov 2016 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2015 by RosemaryRoth
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 31 Dec 2013 by MatthewFrawley
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Mount Taylor - 30 Dec 2010 by MatthewFrawley
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2010 by MatthewFrawley
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2010 by MatthewFrawley
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 1 Nov 2009 by MatthewFrawley

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Dec 2018 Recorded on
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