Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pencilled Blue

A flash of white and blue and I noticed a small butterfly alight in a shrub below our verandah so grabbed the camera for a couple of photos.

The Butterfly is a Pencilled Blue Candalides asimilis (female) and the species range from far north Queensland down the east coast to Victoria. I was fortunate to have it remain in place for some time and also open and close its wings to enable shots of the contrasting upper and lower wing surfaces.


  1. A beautiful butterfly. Great to get photos of upper and lower wings. I often struggle on the former!

  2. Not one of the butterflies we commonly see so I was pleased to get the photos of such a co-operative subject.