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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Lucia limbaria

Chequered Copper at Bega, NSW

Lucia limbaria at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019

Identification history

Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Lucia limbaria 15 Feb 2019 MaxCampbell
Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae) Lucia limbaria 14 Feb 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Feeding on fireweed in mixed native/exotic pasture (I don't know what insects did before fireweed arrived here; they frequently perch and I assume feed on it). I see the larval food plant for this species is Oxalis and there is plenty of this plant around in the vicinity. The alternating brown and white patches round the wing margins seem to definitely indicate this species (Chequered Copper).

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   15 Feb 2019
A male. (single black spot on the upper fore wing)

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Nearby Sightings

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Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red and Blue Damsel) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 Blepharotes splendidissimus (Giant blue robber fly) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery Skimmer) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 Conocephalus sp. (Cone-headed katydid) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider, Spiny Spider) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red and Blue Damsel) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Blepharotes splendidissimus (Giant blue robber fly) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery Skimmer) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Conocephalus sp. (Cone-headed katydid) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider, Spiny Spider) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Bega, NSW - 14 Feb 2019

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.841998-36.704180
  • Places Bega, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Feb 2019 2:56 PM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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