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I first saw this butterfly in a park in Cairns, on my first trip in October 2005. It was late in the afternoon, and I was looking for Melantis leda, when I saw this very small butterfly fluttering across the grass. It landed briefly several times and then took off again, but by following it across the park I was eventually able to get a photo. It's not a very good photo, as the light was dim and the flash reflected off the silvery-white underside. Still, it's good enough to allow identification, and that's much better than nothing :-)
Unfortunately the flash started the butterfly, which took off up into the trees.
I didn't see it again until September 2008, when I saw them in a few places around Cairns, particularly at Lake Placid, where Bob Miller also found larvae (including the one shown here).
Cairns - October 2005, September 2008, December 2008