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Caterpillars hatch from single, mandarin-shaped, bluish eggs. Eggs are laid on the leaf of a food plant. This species flies very close to the ground.
Varying amounts of blue coloration on the wings with some individuals having none.
Found over most of Australia including Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Queensland, South Austraila, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The caterpillar's head is not usually seen as it holds it tucked under the thorax.
Herbivore. Caterpillars eat members of the Fabaceae species including Austral Indigo, Alfalfa, Glycine, Beans, Garden Peas and Clover.
Found in suburban gardens, lawns and fields.
Native to Australia