General Description

Above: pale purple-blue with wing edges dull brown. Below: grey with brown and white markings. Antennae clubbed. Wingspan up to 3 cm.


Common Grass-blue butterflies fly close to the ground, landing frequently to feed on flowers. The caterpillars feed on low-growing native and introduced legumes. They are green and well camouflaged amongst their food plants. Small black ants sometimes tend the developing caterpillars and cocoons (pupae).


Western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Urban areas and grasslands.

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