Now rare in the Adelaide area. Occurs in small colonies in woodland areas near its host plant. Caterpillars feed on certain Acacia species and are associated with small black ants. Wingspan: 26 – 29mm.
You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on this research-quality website (now managed by the BCSA)
|Mature Larva Length:||20-24mm|
|Months of Flight:||jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec|
|Alternate Names:||Amethyst Hairstreak or Icilius Hairstreak|
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