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Hairy Line Blue Females, as seen here, are brown on top with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges and the hindwings. Underneath, the wings are fawn with arcs of darker markings. A black eye-spot at the tornus and a small tail at the hindwing tornus. The females also have a large white patch under each forewing. <br />
Wingspan 20 mm Australia,Butterfly,Erysichton lineata,Geotagged,Hairy Line Blue,Lycaenidae,Macro,Spring,insect,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hairy Line Blue

Females, as seen here, are brown on top with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges and the hindwings. Underneath, the wings are fawn with arcs of darker markings. A black eye-spot at the tornus and a small tail at the hindwing tornus. The females also have a large white patch under each forewing.
Wingspan 20 mm

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''Erysichton lineata'', the hairy line blue, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in New Guinea and along most of the eastern coast of Australia, from Queensland to New South Wales.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adult females are brown with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges. The hindwings have a black eye-spot at the tornus. Adult males are blue.

The larvae feed on the flowers of ''Syzygium francisii'', ''Ehretia acuminata'',.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 25, 2018. Captured Nov 30, 2018 11:07 in 287 City Rd, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm