Lampides boeticusCommon name: Long-tailed Pea-blue

Distribution: Occurs throughout Australia.

Description: Wingspan of 25-27 millimetres.

Notes: Occurs in a wide variety of habitats wherever the larval food plants grow. The caterpillars are known to feed on flower buds and flowers of a variety of native and introduced legumes.

We have photographed this butterfly in February, August and December.

References: The Complete Guide to Butterflies of Australia. Michael F Braby. 2016