The bright upper side is only seen when flying, males are distinctly purple, whilst females are aqua blue with a yellow spot. At rest only the underside is seen. Caterpillars feed on yellow mistletoe Amyema spp. growing on Eucalypts. In SA prefer A. miquelii. Associated with an attendant ant Camponotus sp.


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Key Facts

Size (Male):47mm
Size (Female):53mm
Mature Larva Length:30-32mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, dec
Alternate Names:Genoveva Azure
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