Zizina otis labradusCommon name: Common Grass-blue

Distribution: Occurs throughout Australia except Western Tasmania and far north Queensland.

Description: Wingspan up to 23 millimetres.

Notes: Occurs in a wide variety of habitats, preferring open grassy areas wherever the larval food plants grow.

The caterpillars are known to feed on young leaves, flower buds, flowers and seedpods of a variety of native and introduced low-spreading legumes, including Lucerne and garden beans.

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