Recently recognised as a separate species it is thought to live intimately with Camponotus terebrans ants. Little is known of its life cycle. The species is known from only three very restricted widely separated localities and has not been seen in the last 10 years. Bushfires and over-collecting are dangers to this species. Wingspan: male (photo LFHunt) and female 46mm.
You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on this research-quality website (now managed by the BCSA)
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|Months of Flight:||oct, nov, dec|