SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Ogyris otanes otanes (C. and R. Felder)   (Small Bronze Azure)

Dry woodland habitat, containing Choretrum glomeratum (centre).

Choretrum glomeratum, foodplant of Ogyris otanes. The plant on the right is about 1 m high.
The burnt looking plant on the left is a foodhost for larvae of Ogyris otanes.

A close-up view of the above burnt looking Choretrum glomeratum, showing the 'brown burnt' scoring marks
left by feeding larvae of Ogyris otanes. A fruit of the plant occurs centre left and is about 5 mm long.

A very low group of cropped Choretrum glomeratum bushes, about 35 cm high,
containing a colony of Ogyris otanes
noticeable by the scoring of the central bush.

Photography by R. Grund