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Sorry about the poor quality heavily cropped photos! During a quick visit to WHP yesterday afternoon I saw this butterfly flying around. After watching and following it for a while, it landed about six metres up a tree and I was finally able to get some distant photos. I have had a go at ID and I'm fairly sure it's a female Ogyris abrota (dark purple azure). There were quite a few patches of mistletoe in the area, which is the host plant for the caterpillars of this species. A rare butterfly and a lucky find!

Date & Time

  2018-03-03 04:45 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.631346 , 144.847617 : 132.902 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

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NS Observation No. 5A9B2559ED2A896BAF00060D
Created 2018-03-04 09:53 AM (8 months ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2018-03-05 01:44 PM (8 months ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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