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Acrodipsas myrmecophila

15 Small Ant-blue at suppressed

Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 3 Nov 2021
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 3 Nov 2021
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 3 Nov 2021
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 3 Nov 2021
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 3 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Acrodipsas myrmecophila 3 Nov 2021 SuziBond
Acrodipsas myrmecophila 3 Nov 2021 RAllen

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Significant sighting

3 Nov 2021

New breeding location of this nationally rare butterfly

User's notes

3 males battling above small sapling. Female laying eggs around crevices of log containing coconut ant colony. 30 fresh eggs observed previous afternoon. Many more over 30 minutes I observed.

4 comments

RAllen wrote:
   3 Nov 2021
unfortunately within boundaries of a future development, would be nice to see this area added to adjacent nature reserve
Christine wrote:
   3 Nov 2021
Fabulous photos, and a super find! Let's hope something can be done to save this site!
   5 Nov 2021
What's the planned development there, is it the bush cemetery?
George wrote:
   6 Nov 2021
Let’s start a campaign

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 3 Nov 2021 12:37 PM Recorded on
  • RAllen Recorded by

Additional information

  • Shining coconut ant Associated Insect
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Female Gender
  • Egg laying Breeding behaviour

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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