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Zizina otis

Common Grass-Blue at suppressed

Zizina otis at suppressed - 27 Oct 2021
Zizina otis at suppressed - 27 Oct 2021
Zizina otis at suppressed - 27 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Zizina otis 28 Oct 2021 SuziBond
Zizina labradus labradus 28 Oct 2021 Birdy

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Found on the lawn.


Birdy wrote:
   31 Oct 2021
Hi Suzi,

I'm not saying your confirmation is wrong, but Wikipedia states that the Zizina labradus is misidentified as otis. It also says that otis does not live in Australia.

How does Canberra Nature Map refute this?

Thanks, Birdy
SuziBond wrote:
   2 Nov 2021
Hi Birdy, Zizina labradus is the old scientific name for this butterfly, it has been updated to Zizina otis. A good authority to check current scientific names is the online Australian Faunal Directory because other sources like WIkipedia can sometimes be out of date. Cheers Suzi

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 27 Oct 2021 05:57 PM Recorded on
  • Birdy Recorded by

Additional information

  • Grass sp. Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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