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Wattle Blue - Theclinesthes miskini 


This page contains information and pictures about Wattle Blue Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Wingspan 30mmm
The butterfly has two eye-spots and a tail on each hind wing.  
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Above pictures were taken on the hilltop of Karawatha Forest on May 2010.
Caterpillars feed on many native plants include Acacia. Caterpillars are attended by different ant species.  

1. Theclinesthes miskini - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2005.
2. The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby, Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p284.

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Last updated: July 20, 2010.