Golden Rayed Blue
(erroneously: Candalides neolkeri)
CANDALIDINI, POLYOMMATINAE, LYCAENIDAE, PAPILIONOIDEA
The caterpillar of this species feeds on :
On top, the adult butterflies are purple with orange veins.
Underneath, they are pale grey with an arc of black spots around the margins, and a dark mark near the middle.
The eggs are round, flattened, and white, with a complex microscopic surface structure. The eggs are laid singly on the undersides of leaves of a foodplant.
This species is found only in restricted areas in
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.
(updated 8 December 2009, 1 November 2013, 6 August 2020)