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This was a species I'd looked for many times, and whilst I had a few suspected sightings I never got a good enough view to be certain, and no photos either. However, at Lawson in October 2008 I saw one nectaring from mistletoe flowers, and whilst it was a bit high up I could definitely tell what it was. I got a couple of photos, but only with my macro lens - I was kicking myself for not taking my long lens along that day. But then a few minutes later it briefly came down to ground level to feed from flowers, and I was able to get a very nice shot. Most surprising - normally butterflies don't do what I ask them to do!