Candalides hyacinthina form josephina (Harris)
From Nelson, Victoria
Candalides hyacinthina form simplexa (Tepper)
Males left from Upper Southeast
Female right from Southern Yorke Peninsula
Male from northern Eyre Peninsula
Male from the Far West Coast
Female from northern Eyre Peninsula
Female from the Far West Coast
Downy or Rusty Dodder-laurel Cassytha pubescens hostplant for the Common Dusky-blue,
parasitising tea-tree in the Lower Southeast Region. Flower buds.
Coarse Dodder-laurel or Devil's twine Cassytha melantha hostplant for
the Western Dusky-blue, parasitising Eucalyptus on Eyre Peninsula.
Photography by R. Fisher
Egg and first instar larva of form josephina
Egg of form simplexa
Photography by L. Hunt
Mature larva of form josephina
Mature larva of form simplexa, after demolishing a fruit of Cassytha
All photography by
unless stated otherwise.