Invertebrate Psychonotis caelius (Small green banded blue butterfly)

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Scientific Name: Psychonotis caelius

Common Name(s): Small green banded blue

Other Names: n/a

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Psychonotis

Species: P. caelius

Distribution: Throughout Australia

Habitat: Dry sclerophyll open forest and grasslands.

Field Notes: Small butterfly ~ 40mm. The male adults are brilliant blue on top with white patch on the upper hindwing. Females are black with white patch on each wing. Blakc body. Caterpillar is all geen, with a stripe dwn the side




Was trying to get some shots of the males on the ground when one landed on my hand.
 
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