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Candalides xanthospilos

1 Yellow-spotted Blue at Pambula Beach, NSW

Candalides xanthospilos at Pambula Beach, NSW - 31 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Candalides xanthospilos 19 Jan 2022 SuziBond
Candalides xanthospilos 8 Jan 2022 MatthewFrawley
Philiris innotatus 7 Jan 2022 KylieWaldon

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this butterfly was so blue when it flew but wouldn't open its wings when landed. this is the only thing in my book that looks like it - but moonbeams are more native to QLD.

4 comments

   8 Jan 2022
My guess would be Yellow-spotted Blue or Candalides xanthospilos: https://southcoast-nsw.naturemapr.org/species/2316
   8 Jan 2022
thanks matthew. the forest habitat description is spot on.
SuziBond wrote:
   19 Jan 2022
Hi Kylie, moonbeams don't have the all the black dots on their underwing, and you can see the orange patch in the forewings showing through in your lovely photo, that is also diagnostic for this species. Nice find!
   19 Jan 2022
thank you all. much appreciated! :)

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Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Alyxia buxifolia (Sea Box) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Cyanthillium cinereum (Purple Fleabane) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Glycine sp. at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Acacia dealbata subsp. dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon GALERUCINAE (A galerucine leaf beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Hydrocotyle sp. at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Lobelia purpurascens (White Root) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon Pultenaea daphnoides (Large-leaf Bush-pea) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 5 Sep 2021 by Kyliegw Cyanthillium cinereum (Purple Fleabane) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw Pomax umbellata (A Pomax) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Alyxia buxifolia (Sea Box) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Cyanthillium cinereum (Purple Fleabane) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Glycine sp. at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Acacia dealbata subsp. dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
GALERUCINAE (A galerucine leaf beetle) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Hydrocotyle sp. at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Lobelia purpurascens (White Root) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 30 Dec 2021 by KylieWaldon
Pultenaea daphnoides (Large-leaf Bush-pea) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 5 Sep 2021 by Kyliegw
Cyanthillium cinereum (Purple Fleabane) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Pomax umbellata (A Pomax) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Pambula Beach, NSW - 27 Dec 2020 by Kyliegw

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2021 06:37 AM Recorded on
  • KylieWaldon Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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