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Imperial Blue

Jalmenus evagoras


This attractive hairstreak butterfly had a wing span of 40 mm. All four wings reflect blue in the sun, a feature sometimes difficult to see.


Spotted on a black wattle tree (Acacia mearnsii) near wetlands at a retarding basin.


I've not been lucky so far to see the upper side of the wings of these butterflies - here was a chance and hence the spotting.
Previously spotted for life-cycle

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1 Comment

CalebSteindel 6 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 2, 2015
Submitted on Apr 3, 2015

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