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Acrodipsas myrmecophila

2 Small Ant-blue at suppressed

Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 11 Nov 2021
Acrodipsas myrmecophila at suppressed - 11 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Acrodipsas myrmecophila 18 Nov 2021 SuziBond
Acrodipsas myrmecophila 18 Nov 2021 RAllen

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Significant sighting

24 Nov 2021

New recorded location of this rare butterfly

User's notes

flew up from 3 m sapling infested with frass, lerps and coconut ants. Landed on taller eucalyptus. 230 metres from active colony. T22 H35.

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Nov 2021 01:50 PM Recorded on
  • RAllen Recorded by

Additional information

  • eucalyptus Associated plant
  • shining coconut ant Associated Insect
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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