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ButterflyAcrodipsas cuprea

Copper Ant-blue at Nadgee State Forest

Acrodipsas cuprea at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018

Identification history

Butterfly Acrodipsas cuprea 6 Dec 2018 SuziBond
Butterfly Acrodipsas cuprea 5 Dec 2018 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

We were atop a steep rocky ridge on a calm sunny afternoon with Leptospermum nearby in flower. It was a text book time and place to spot one of these.

3 comments

SuziBond wrote:
   6 Dec 2018
Excellent record, always impressive to get any Acrodipsas sightings! Do you see this species each year? What other Acrodipsas records do you have for this site? Are there any attendant ant colonies nearby?
   7 Dec 2018
Hi Suzi - No previous Acrodipsas cuprea records and no ant photos from the site. This has been a consciousness raising event for this species however, so I'll keep an eye out for them and Crematogaster ants in future visits
   8 Dec 2018
Hi Suzi, this is a location we visit occasionally to monitor Acacia constablei (threatened species). So far I've only seen one instance where there were pupae of a blue butterfly on one plant. I assumed Jalmenus evagoras because that's what we see at home on A. mearnsii all the time. However, now we'll know to take a bit more interest. Usually A. constablei seems to be pretty free of insects, but of course there are also mearnsii in the forest nearby, though none that we pass by to get to the outcrop.

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Kunzea ambigua at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Unidentified Beetle (TBC) at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
ALLECULINAE sp. (TBC) at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Melaleuca armillaris subsp. armillaris at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Ozothamnus obcordatus at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Acacia constablei at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Pyrrosia rupestris at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Candalides consimilis ssp goodingi at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Tachinidae (TBC) at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Bembix sp. at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Dendrobium speciosum at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Tisiphone abeona at Nadgee State Forest - 3 Dec 2018
Epacris impressa at Nadgee State Forest - 4 Jun 2018
Cladia species at Nadgee State Forest - 11 May 2017
Acacia constablei at Nadgee State Forest - 11 May 2017

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2018 11:30 AM Recorded on
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