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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Zizina otis

Common Grass-blue at Mount Painter

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Zizina otis at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019
Zizina otis at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019
Zizina otis at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Zizina otis 17 Jan 2019 SuziBond
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Zizina otis 13 Jan 2019 CathB

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SuziBond wrote:
   17 Jan 2019
Brilliant find and record! Thanks Cath :)

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Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2019 by CathB
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Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2019 by CathB
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Polyrhachis ornata (Ornate spiny ant) at Mount Painter - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB
Sphallomorpha sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphallomorpha ground beetle) at Mount Painter - 10 Mar 2019 by CathB
Erebidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Erebid moth) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2019 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019 by CathB
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Mount Painter - 22 Feb 2019 by CathB
Eragrostis trachycarpa (Annual Love Grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Euphorbia dallachyana (Mat Spurge, Caustic Weed) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Echinopogon ovatus (Forest Hedgehog Grass) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Opercularia hispida (Hairy Stinkweed) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019 by CathB
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Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Mount Painter - 28 Jan 2019 by CathB
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Painter - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
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Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Painter - 26 Jan 2019 by CathB
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Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2019 by CathB
Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea / Mountain Psoralea) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 1 Jan 2019 by CathB
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Mount Painter - 1 Jan 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • Feeding on Cullen microcephalum Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 11 Jan 2019 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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