Bronze Ant-Blue
Acriodipsas brisbanensis

These butterflies are ant parasites and are therefore limited in their range by their ant species host. First discovered in the state in 1994 five or six colonies have subsequently been discovered all in the upper south-east of South Australia. They are relatively small butterflies and fly rapidly at the top of the tallest local trees.

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)

Key Facts

Size (Male):22mm
Size (Female):25mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
Months of Flight:feb, oct, nov, dec
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