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Trapezites symmomus

Splendid Ochre at Green Cape, NSW

Trapezites symmomus at Green Cape, NSW - 11 Mar 2018
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Identification history

Trapezites praxedes 12 Mar 2018 RossMannell

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4 comments

   13 Mar 2018
Hi Ross, The coastal heath habitat certainly sounds right for this species, but your critter seems to have an extra cream patch in the wing compared with pictures in our butterfly field guide and images on the web, so I'm going to pass on this and let the specialists have at it.
   13 Mar 2018
Hi Ross - Going on the pattern on the upper forewing, I think it might be a Trapezites symmomus soma male. (Splendid ochre, Victorian race).
   13 Mar 2018
Thanks Jacki and Max. I wasn't able to get a photo of the wings fully spread. That would have helped. Looking in my field guide, the soma would be more interesting as the guide suggests its range is further south.
   30 Apr 2020
Hi Ross,
Going through the unidentified butterflies and looking again at your sighting ; I've confirmed my original suggestion, as it really seems to be the best option.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Mar 2018 09:59 AM Recorded on
  • RossMannell Recorded by
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