Candalides noelkeri Braby & Douglas, 2004
Golden Rayed Blue
(erroneously: Candalides neolkeri)
CANDALIDINI ,   POLYOMMATINAE ,   LYCAENIDAE ,   PAPILIONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Candalides noelkeri
(Photo: courtesy of Damien Cook, western Victoria)

The caterpillar of this species feeds on :

  • Boobialla ( Myoporum parvifolium, MYOPORACEAE ).

    Candalides noelkeri
    (Photo: courtesy of Damien Cook, western Victoria)

    On top, the adult butterflies on top are purple with orange veins.

    Candalides noelkeri
    (Photo: courtesy of Damien Cook, western Victoria)

    Underneath, they are pale grey with an arc of black spots around the margins.

    The eggs are white, and are laid singly on the undersides of leaves of a foodplant.

    This species is found only in restricted areas near Wimmera in western Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Michael Braby & Fabian Douglas,
    The taxonomy, ecology and conservation status of the Golden-rayed Blue:
    A threatened butterfly endemic to western Victoria, Australia
    ,
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 81, Part 2 (2004), pp. 275-299.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 8 December 2009, 1 November 2013)