(one synonym : Lycia sylvicola Doubleday, 1847)
POLYOMMATINI, POLYOMMATINAE, LYCAENIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Martin Purvis)
This Caterpillar is dark greenish brown, usually with a pale-edged dark dorsal line, and a pale brown head. It has been found feeding on the young shoots and flower buds of :
The adults are brown on top with narrow chequered margins. Underneath, the wings are pale brown, with arcs of darker brown spots. The butterflies have a wing span up to 2 cms.
The eggs are white and laid singly in the leaf axils of a foodplant.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Michael F. Braby,
Butterflies of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 2000, vol. 2, pp. 821-822.
William Henry Miskin,
Descriptions of hitherto undescribed Australian Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera), principally Lycaenidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 1 (1890), p. 38.
(update 30 July 2009, 18 November 2013, 28 July 2020)