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ButterflyHypochrysops delicia

Moonlight Jewel at Bournda Environment Education Centre

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Hypochrysops delicia at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 6 Dec 2018
Hypochrysops delicia at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 6 Dec 2018

Identification history

Butterfly Hypochrysops delicia 12 Dec 2018 SuziBond
Butterfly Hypochrysops delicia 7 Dec 2018 MaxCampbell
Unidentified 6 Dec 2018 LizAllen

Author's notes

Seemed dark bluish & only saw this colouring shown on computer,not sure of match in our list?Could it be Acrodipsas cuprea ?

3 comments

   7 Dec 2018
Hi Liz - What a beauty! I think, on underwing pattern and distribution, it is Hypochrysops delicia. I've added the species to our list, but I'll leave it to Suzi to confirm.
LizAllen wrote:
   7 Dec 2018
Thanks Max,no wonder I couldn’t find it......haven’t got a butterfly book either ,
SuziBond wrote:
   12 Dec 2018
Hi Liz, excellent record and very nice images, thank you! It's always a treat to see any of the Hypochrysops, and wonderful you managed such a close view of it.

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Pseudechis porphyriacus at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 1 Apr 2018
Atriplex australasica at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 24 Mar 2018
POMPILIDAE at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 24 Mar 2018
SYRPHIDAE at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 24 Mar 2018
Isolepis cernua at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 20 Feb 2018
SYRPHIDAE at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 20 Feb 2018
Lasioglossum sp. at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 20 Feb 2018
Tetragonia tetragonoides at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 20 Feb 2018
Cotula coronopifolia at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 20 Feb 2018
Junonia villida at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 1 Feb 2018
Lobelia anceps at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 7 Dec 2017
Stipiturus malachurus at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 24 Feb 2017
Epthianura albifrons at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 4 Dec 2016

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Dec 2018 8:56 AM Recorded on
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