Month: April 2019

Brooklyn NSW : a site for Small Green-banded Blue

The Small Green-Banded Blue (Psychonotis caelius) is a small but very attractive Lycaenid butterfly. It is found on the East coast of Australia from the tip of Cape York as far South as Wollongong in NSW.  Although it’s not widespread in the Sydney area, there are colonies in places where its main foodplant Alphitonia excelsa …

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March 2019 : Butterflying at Bell, Ingleburn and Lawson

Since I returned from Mexico  I have been out Butterhiking 3 times, without getting round to loading any of the images to my website. Having revamped the site I’ve now processed the backlog, so I’m now completely up to date. It must be time to get out with my camera again, before the season finishes …

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The 11th Ant-Blue : Acrodipsas violacea

When Michael Braby’s enormous 2-volume tome Butterflies of Australia : Their Identification, Biology and Distribution was published in 2000 it included 9 species of Ant-Blues, a group of small and elusive butterflies classified in the genus Acrodipsas. In 2004 a 10th species, the Northern Ant-Blue (A. decima) was described, having been found hilltopping at Mount Burrell in the …

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Photo Gallery update : Feb 2019

Coalcliff 31/01/2019. This was my annual unsuccessful attempt to get photos of the Dark Shield-skipper (Signeta tymbophora). I walked the Wodi Wodi Track from where it joined the Lawrence Hargrave Drive near Coalcliff to the other end at Stanwell Park station, which was only a few kilometres but over very rugged terrain and on a …

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