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2 Saltbush Blue at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019
Theclinesthes serpentata at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 7 Aug 2019

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Significant sighting

SuziBond noted:
15 Aug 2019

First record of Saltbush Blue flying in August in the ACT.

Author's notes

I first saw one on Monday, 5/8, but couldn't work the camera!

2 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   15 Aug 2019
Thanks for your record LisaH! Your sighting now confirms that Saltbush Blues can be seen at any month of the year in the ACT.
LisaH wrote:
   15 Aug 2019
Thank you Suzi. They are a beautiful creature!

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Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2020 by LisaH Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Apr 2020 by LisaH Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF Oxalis thompsoniae at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Laetiporus portentosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF zz bolete at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2020 by KL Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Mar 2020 by LisaH Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jan 2020 by Ct1000 Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2019 by LisaH Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2019 by KL Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Sep 2019 by LisaH Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 by LisaH Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 May 2019 by LisaH Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019 by KL Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2018 by JackyF Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 by roymcd Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jul 2018 by JackyF Pisolithus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2018 by JackyF Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Mar 2018 by JackyF Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2018 by nath_kay Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2018 by nath_kay Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2018 by nath_kay Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Nov 2017 by roymcd Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Oct 2016 by MichaelMulvaney Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button wrinklewort) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2014 by MichaelMulvaney
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2020 by LisaH
Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Oxalis thompsoniae at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Laetiporus portentosus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
zz bolete at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2020 by KL
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jan 2020 by Ct1000
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2019 by KL
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 May 2019 by LisaH
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH
Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 May 2019 by LisaH
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019 by KL
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Nov 2018 by JackyF
Macropus robustus (Wallaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Nov 2018 by roymcd
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jul 2018 by JackyF
Pisolithus sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Apr 2018 by JackyF
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Mar 2018 by JackyF
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2018 by nath_kay
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Feb 2018 by nath_kay
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Jan 2018 by nath_kay
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Oct 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button wrinklewort) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2014 by MichaelMulvaney

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 7 Aug 2019 Recorded on
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