Widespread. Flies near its hostplant, a coarse parasitic dodder laurel growing on mallee. Dark purple forms lives in Lower SE.
This butterfly is often placed in the all-encompassing genus Candalides but adult and immature stage morphologies, and larval hostplant preference, indicate it belongs in the more compact genus Erina.
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|Mature Larva Length:||16mm|
|Months of Flight:||jan, feb, mar, apr, aug, sep, oct, nov, dec|
|Alternate Names:||Western Dusky-blue|
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