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Southern Purple Azure

Scientific Name
Ogyris genoveva
Scientific Author
(Hewitson, 1853)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Ogyrini)
Reliability
High
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Adult, Wingspan 47 - 53 mm. Above, male dark violet-purple with narrow black margins; female black with basal areas iridescent bluish-green, FW with a broad cream postmedian patch. Beneath, male grey, FW basal area brown-black with a series of pale iridescent bluish-white bars in cell, HW with bands and markings edged in black; female similar to male but FW with a broad cream postmedian patch and HW with more pronounced markings.

Egg, disc-shaped, 1.2 mm wide, dark brown with broad grey rings, reticulated pattern of fine hexagonal pits.

Larva, 32 mm, mature larvae pale yellow and dorsally dull purplish brown, with pale yellow dorsal chevron markings, the lateral edges are scalloped and there are some short peripheral bristly hairs.

Pupa, 24 mm, smooth, brown or black.
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Author
Ross Field
Created
15/07/2010 10:11 AEST
Last Updated
15/07/2010 10:11 AEST
Citation
Ross Field (2010) Southern Purple Azure (Ogyris genoveva) Updated on 7/15/2010 10:11:08 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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