Trapezites praxedes (TBC)

Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 Mar 2018

Identification history

Butterfly Trapezites praxedes 11 Mar 2018 RossMannellBulk Reporter - RossMannell has reported over 100 sightings!

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   12 Mar 2018
Hi Ross, The coastal heath habitat certainly sounds right for this species, but your critter seems to have an extra cream patch in the wing compared with pictures in our butterfly field guide and images on the web, so I'm going to pass on this and let the specialists have at it.
   12 Mar 2018
Hi Ross - Going on the pattern on the upper forewing, I think it might be a Trapezites symmomus soma male. (Splendid ochre, Victorian race).
   12 Mar 2018
Thanks Jacki and Max. I wasn't able to get a photo of the wings fully spread. That would have helped. Looking in my field guide, the soma would be more interesting as the guide suggests its range is further south.

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