Common Grass Blue, Zizina labradus Click to enlarge image
Common Grass Blue, Zizina labradus Image: unknown
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    labradus
    Genus
    Zizina
    Subfamily
    Polyommatinae
    Family
    Lycaenidae
    Super Family
    Papilionoidea
    Order
    Lepidoptera
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    3 cm

Introduction

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

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.

Habitat

The Common Grass Blue lives in urban areas.