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Butterflies and moths from around the world
includes all the pictures of butterflies and moths photographed in Australia and shown on the Sightings page
Links to other world species . . .
October 2008: Here's something our local members may find interesting. "Spot the difference". You find a Painted Lady in Australia that's very similar to the Painted Lady found in many other parts of the world. Only the Australian Painted Lady has a row of blue spots on the bottom edge of each hindwing. From something that appears very familiar to something that is quite local and scarce a Western Dusky Azure. We found this butterfly at White Gum Flats 70km north of Albany near to Australia's southern ocean coast - my book says it shouldn't really be found there! Its a "blue" butterfly that's as big as a small tortoiseshell, is darker than a ringlet and flies in short bursts near the ground like a Wall.
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