This page contains information and pictures about Whitebanded
Line-blue Butterflies in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also
known as White Line-blues.
- Wingspan 25mm, male
- We took the picture in the small forest in Eight Mile plains along Bulimba
Creek in mid-summer. The butterfly slowly flied away after we took the
picture. The bottom sides of its wings are mostly pale grey in colour with
extensive white patch. There are the eye-spots and small thin tails on edges
of its hind wings.
- River Mangrove - Host Plants
- Aegiceras corniculatum
- Caterpillars feed on River Mangrove Aegiceras corniculatum.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 899.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p466.
- 3. Create
More Butterflies - by Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke,
Earthling Enterprises, 2005, p59.
- 4. Nacaduba kurava
- Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella
- 5. Wild
Plants of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum, 2003, p42,
River Mangrove Aegiceras corniculatum.
- 6. Butterflies of the Townsville Area
- Web Site text and photographs by Peter Valentine,
- 7. The Complete
Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia - Michael F Braby,
Australian National University, CSIRO 2004, p274.
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