Hirtipes Ant Blue
LUCIINI, THECLINAE, LYCAENIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)
The adults of this species on top are brown, with darker veins, and a pair of obscure dark spots at the tornus of each hind wing. The undersides are fawn with arcs of brown spots. The butterflies have a wing span of about 2 cms.
They have been found in the
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 638-639.
Donald Peter Andrew Sands,
A new genus, Acrodipsas, for a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder, with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland,
Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
Volume 18, Part 3 (1980), p. 258.
(updated 24 February 2002, 7 October 2013)