Waterhouse’s Hairstreak
Jalmenus lithochroa

South Australia’s only endemic butterfly occurs in the Lower Flinders Ranges. Caterpillars feed on the wattle, Acacia victoriae but require red meat ants to survive in the wild. Locally common. Wingspan 29 – 32mm


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

Key Facts

Size (Male):29mm
Size (Female):32mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Lithochroa Blue