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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|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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