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Ogyris amaryllis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Ogyris
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Similar  Ogyris, Ogyris genoveva, Ogyris abrota, Candalides hyacinthina, Jalmenus

Ogyris amaryllis, the amaryllis azure or satin azure, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Australia.

The wingspan is about 35 mm. The upper surface of the wings is iridescent blue with black margins.

The larvae feed on Amyema species, including A. bifurcata, A. cambagei, A. congener, A. fitzgeraldii, A. linophyllum, A. lucasii, A. mackayensis, A. maidenii, A. melaleucae, A. miquelii, A. miraculosum, A. pendula, A. preissii, A. quandang, A. sanguinea and A. thalassium. Young larvae are green. Later, they become brown with diagonal markings. They are attended by various species of ants.

Subspecies

  • O. a. amaryllis (New South Wales: Brisbane to Tuggerah)
  • O. a. amata Waterhouse, 1934 (Canberra area)
  • O. a. hewitsoni (Waterhouse, 1902) (Cairns to Maryborough)
  • O. a. meridionalis Bethune-Baker, 1905 (eastern Australia and Western Australia)
  • O. a. parsonsis Angel, 1951 (central Australia)
  • References

    Ogyris amaryllis Wikipedia


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