SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Zizeeria karsandra (Moore)  (Dark Grass-blue)

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Different colour forms of fifth instar larvae, head on left

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Green coloured new pupae

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Brown coloured old pupa

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Fly parasitoid.
Newly pupated in left photo, one pupa free, the other has pupated inside a Dark Grass-blue pupa.
Emergent fly in right photo.

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Wasp parasitoid.
Mature wasp larva newly emergent from fourth instar Dark Grass-blue larva in left photo.
Newly pupated in right photo.

Photography by R. Grund