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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Theclinesthes serpentata

1 Saltbush Blue at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 May 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 May 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 May 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 May 2019

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Author's notes

I'm guessing this is a salt-bush blue? Also flying around with these were common grass-blues.

2 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   20 May 2019
Thanks Lisa. It's looking quite fresh for so late in the season - there are no Saltbush Blue records for June, July or August for the ACT so please get a photo if you see one during those months!
LisaH wrote:
   20 May 2019
I'll keep a look out - if I can tell the difference between the blues while I'm out and about.

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Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2019 by TomT Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2019 by JackyF Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Oct 2019 by KL Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh Geranium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 by LisaH Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jun 2019 by LisaH Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jun 2019 by LisaH Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 May 2019 by LisaH Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 May 2019 by LisaH Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Dissomorphia australiaria (Dashed Geometrid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2019 by LisaH Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jan 2019 by KL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by KL Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2019 by JackyF Glenoleon sp. (genus) (Antlion lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018 by TomT Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Dec 2018 by JackyF Pisolithus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2018 by JackyF Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2018 by KL Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018 by roymcd Trichophthalma scapularis (Tangle-vein fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2017 by roymcd Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2017 by nath_kay
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2019 by TomT
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2019 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Oct 2019 by KL
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh
Geranium sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Oct 2019 by kieranh
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jun 2019 by LisaH
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 May 2019 by LisaH
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 May 2019 by LisaH
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dashed Geometrid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Mar 2019 by LisaH
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jan 2019 by KL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by KL
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2019 by JackyF
Glenoleon sp. (genus) (Antlion lacewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018 by JackyF
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018 by TomT
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Dec 2018 by JackyF
Pisolithus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2018 by KL
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Trichophthalma scapularis (Tangle-vein fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2017 by roymcd
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Dec 2017 by nath_kay

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 20 May 2019 Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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