Saltbush Blue
Rear
Ellura
Grass-blue
Partial Profile
 
    
Grass-blue (Zizina otis ssp labradus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Lycaenidae)
Species: Grass-blue (Zizina otis ssp labradus)
This Photo:     Topside wings
Synonyms: Zizina labradus, Zizina otis

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
There seems to be some disagreement over the binomial name with these. Our naming comes from Atlas of Living Australia, a federal government web site that publishes the names of all Australian creatures, along with sightings, etc.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Jul-2014
This species is classed as C (Common) on the South Australian Butterflies & Moths website