Saltbush Blue
Theclinesthes serpentata

This small species is often found flying around Chenopods (saltbush, bluebush -) on which the caterpillars feed. At rest the crypric underside blends into the vegetation.


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

Key Facts

Size (Male):21mm
Size (Female):22mm
Mature Larva Length:8-9mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Chequered Blue
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