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Varied Dusky-blue

Candalides hyacinthina

Description:

About 35mm wingspan. Several of these frolicking in the grasses of a local orchid reserve. Some were darker and bluer than others. Two specimens here - one was chasing the other.

Habitat:

Understory in dry eucalyptus woodlands. Baluk William Flora Reserve

Notes:

This name is mis-spelled on ALA as c hyacinthinus instead of C hyacinthina
family: LYCAENIDAE
subfamily: POLYOMMATINAE
tribe: Candalidini
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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5 Comments

marirs
marirs 6 years ago

So beautiful

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

A nice insect to welcome 2015

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Wait 40 minutes and we will be right with you :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks James. I can now tell you that 2015 is quite good so far. Looking forward to seeing you guys cheer it in.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Lovely shots Mark.....Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 buddy!

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Belgrave South, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2015
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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