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Jalmenus icilius

Amethyst Hairstreak at Mount Painter

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Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2018

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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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Polichne parvicauda (Short-tailed Polichne Katydid) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2020 by tpreston Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Mount Painter - 18 Sep 2020 by Tammy Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Mount Painter - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Mount Painter - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2020 by Tammy Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2020 by Tammy Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Painter - 7 Sep 2020 by Tammy Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Sep 2020 by Tammy Drosera sp. at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Painter - 1 Sep 2020 by Tammy Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2020 by Tammy Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2020 by Heino1 Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB Anthoceros agrestis at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by dwise Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy Riccia asprella at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB Eccremidium sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB Micromus tasmaniae (Tasmanian Brown Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB Inocybe 'serrata complex' at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1 Phaeohelotium succineoguttulatum at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1 Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB Phaeohelotium 'dark brown' at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB Aleurina ferruginea at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB Entosthodon sp. at Mount Painter - 22 Jun 2020 by CathB Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Mount Painter - 20 Jun 2020 by CathB Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2020 by Tammy Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2020 by Tammy Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Mount Painter - 29 May 2020 by drakes Cortinarius sp. at Mount Painter - 25 May 2020 by Tammy Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Painter - 19 May 2020 by Tammy Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB Strepsicrates (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB Metopochetus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Metopochetus stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB Ardozyga amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB Rhagionidae (A snipe fly) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by Tammy Bovista (A puffball) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 5 May 2020 by CathB Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Caliscelidae (family) (Caliscelid planthopper) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Phryganeutis cinerea at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB Iridomyrmex dromus (Nocturnal Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 17 Mar 2020 by CathB Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Mount Painter - 27 Dec 2019 by Tammy Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB Arsipoda sp. (genus) (Red-legged flea beetle) at Mount Painter - 17 Nov 2019 by CathB Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 by CathB Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB Atrichonotus sordidus (Flores Weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019 by CathB Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Sep 2019 by CathB Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019 by CathB Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019 by CathB Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB
Polichne parvicauda (Short-tailed Polichne Katydid) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2020 by tpreston
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Mount Painter - 18 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Mount Painter - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Mount Painter - 17 Sep 2020 by CathB
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Painter - 7 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Drosera sp. at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Painter - 1 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2020 by Tammy
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2020 by Heino1
Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Anthoceros agrestis at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by dwise
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Riccia asprella at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Eccremidium sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Micromus tasmaniae (Tasmanian Brown Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Inocybe 'serrata complex' at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1
Phaeohelotium succineoguttulatum at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Phaeohelotium 'dark brown' at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Aleurina ferruginea at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB
Entosthodon sp. at Mount Painter - 22 Jun 2020 by CathB
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Mount Painter - 20 Jun 2020 by CathB
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2020 by Tammy
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2020 by Tammy
Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Mount Painter - 29 May 2020 by drakes
Cortinarius sp. at Mount Painter - 25 May 2020 by Tammy
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Painter - 19 May 2020 by Tammy
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Strepsicrates (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Metopochetus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Metopochetus stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Ardozyga amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Rhagionidae (A snipe fly) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by Tammy
Bovista (A puffball) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 5 May 2020 by CathB
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Caliscelidae (family) (Caliscelid planthopper) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phryganeutis cinerea at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Iridomyrmex dromus (Nocturnal Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 17 Mar 2020 by CathB
Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Mount Painter - 27 Dec 2019 by Tammy
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Arsipoda sp. (genus) (Red-legged flea beetle) at Mount Painter - 17 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 by CathB
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB
Atrichonotus sordidus (Flores Weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Sep 2019 by CathB
Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019 by CathB
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019 by CathB
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • Acacia dealbata Associated plant
  • 5 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
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