Animal Species:Common Grass Blue

The Common Grass Blue butterfly is seen in Sydney throughout most of the year, often in large numbers, particularly in open, grassy areas.

Standard Common Name

Common Grass Blue

Identification

The Common Grass Blue is a small butterfly with a bluish lilac colour. The caterpillars are harder to find. They camouflage well among the grass and clover on which they feed.

Size range

3 cm

Habitat

The Common Grass Blue lives in urban areas.

Classification

Species:
labradus
Genus:
Zizina
Subfamily:
Polyommatinae
Family:
Lycaenidae
Superfamily:
Papilionoidea
Order:
Lepidoptera
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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