Theclinesthes albocincta (Waterhouse)   (Bitter-bush Blue)

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Male butterfly on the left is the winter flying form,
the female butterfly on the right is the summer flying form

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Coastal blue form of the butterfly, female on left, male on right

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Male, blue form with full blue colour

Male, brown form of the butterfly from the Gawler Ranges

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Female, brown form of the butterfly from Ooldea

Photography by R. Grund