SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Hypochrysops ignitus ignitus (Leach)   (Fiery Jewel)

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Male left and female right from Yorke Peninsula

Photography by L. Hunt

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Male from the Upper Southeast

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Male from Upper Southeast on left with metallic blue detail on hindwing not showing.
Male from west Victoria on right with metallic blue detail on hindwing showing.
The presence of metallic glint is dependant on both viewing and incident light angles

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Male from Upper Southeast with upperside purple colour not showing

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Males from Upper Southeast showing full upperside colour

Photography by R. Grund