Rayed Blue
Inside
Ellura
Icilius Hairstreak
Dorsal
 
    
Icilius Hairstreak (Jalmenus icilius)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Papilionoidea: Lycaenidae)
Species: Icilius Hairstreak (Jalmenus icilius)
This Photo:     Wings, ventral
Other names: Amethyst Hairstreak or Icilius Blue

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2014
This species is classed as R (Rare) on the South Australian Butterflies & Moths website