Yellow-spotted Blue (Candalides xanthospilos)
Appearance: Upperside unmistakable, dark brown with yellow patch on the fore wing. Underside light grey with black spots, similar to the Rayed Blue (Candalides heathi)
Wingspan: 2.5 cm
Season: 1 or 2 generations in spring and summer.
Range: Along the east coast of Australia throughout QLD, NSW and VIC.
Habitat: Open forest and woodland.
Photo: Glenbrook, NSW, 19/02/2011.
The Yellow-spotted Blue can be easily identified by the yellow patch on the fore wing. In addition, males have a faint iridescent blue suffusion on the upperside of the wings. The Yellow-spotted Blue can be found along the east coast of Australia from northern QLD throughout NSW and south-eastern VIC where it is common in open forest and woodland.