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Australian Blues and Coppers



FAMILY : Blues and Coppers

Varied Dusky-blue
(Candalides hyacinthina)
Varied Dusky-blue
The Varied Dusky-blue butterfly is brownish above and pale greyish color underneath. The females have purplish blue markings on the upper wings. It usually has its wings closed when at rest showing the pale spotted underside of the wings, and can be... Click to continue>
Hairy Line-blue
(Erysichton lineata)
Hairy Line-blue
The Hairy Line-blue butterfly has long whitish hairs on the upper side of the wings. Males are a dusky blue color above and brownish underneath. Females have a white patch on the forewings above and below. The rear wings of both males and females... Click to continue>
Imperial Hairstreak
(Jalmenus evagoras)
Imperial Hairstreak
The upper side of the Imperial Hairstreak butterfly is bluish white with broad dark brown border round the outside edges of the forewings. The hindwings have an orange yellow patch in the lower corner with a black tail from the tip. The underside of... Click to continue>
Zebra Blue Butterfly
(Leptotes plinius)
Zebra Blue Butterfly
The Zebra Blue Butterfly is a small brownish and blue-grey butterfly. The underside is a marbled brown and white pattern. They are quite small and look like moths from a distance, but up close you see the blue patterns. Adults fly within a few... Click to continue>
Cycad Blue Butterfly
(Theclinesthes onycha)
Cycad Blue Butterfly
The Cycad Blue is brown washed with blue above, and brown and cream below. The hindwings have brown black spots on edge nearest the tail. Females have bolder markings than males. Click to continue>
Common Grass Blue
(Zizina labradus)
Common Grass Blue
The Common Grass Blue is a fairly nondescript blue butterfly. The upper surface is blue washed with grey. The females have more grey than the males. The underside is greyish brown with faint spots. Click to continue>


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