Blotched Dusky-blue
Erina acasta (Cox)

Common in undisturbed native vegetation areas. Caterpillars prefer to eat small, slender species of parasitic dodder-laurel Cassytha spp.

This butterfly is often placed in the all-encompassing genus Candalides but adult and immature stage morphologies, and larval hostplant preference, indicate it belongs in the more compact genus Erina.

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Key Facts

Size (Male):22mm
Size (Female):22mm
Mature Larva Length:11-12mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Blotched Blue
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