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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0eccd59e-2ec4-4d11-b51f-4a60fd4bc432

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Lampides boeticus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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Online resources

BowerBird
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Citizen Science
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Flickr EOL
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Wings: blue or purple above, brown margin and narrow white fringe; brown and white pattern beneath. Hind wing has a small filamentous tail and two black eye-spots.
Description : Upperside of wings grey-brown with a variable inner area of blue or purple, and a white fringe. Wings are brown and white patterned beneath, with a prominent transverse white band. Hind wings above and below end with a filamentous tail and two small black eye-spots. Wingspan to 2.7 cm. Mature larvae vary in colour and pattern, in shades of green, pink or purple, and blend in with the plant on which they are feeding. The final larval stage is 16 mm long, flat and broad (onisciform) and has delicate bristles (setaceous). The pupa is 10 mm, brown, short, stout, unornamented, and attached by silk girdle and cremaster (hook like structure at tip).
Biology : When at rest this butterfly slowly moves its rear wings up and down, making the small black spots and tails at the back look like its head and antennae. This helps protect it from bird predators, which will peck at the expendable back end of the wing rather than its head. Early stages are sometimes attended by a few small ants. Larvae feed on numerous native and introduced legumes of the Fabaceae family (peas). The pupa occurs in ground leaf litter or inside pea pods.
Habitat: Variety of habitats. Common in suburban gardens where food plants are cultivated.
Maximum size (cm): 2.7
Diet: Herbivore
Dangerous: Harmless.
Colours: Blue, Purple, Grey, Brown, White
Distribution: Across Australia.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Flight Months: August-May
Author credit: Roger Grund & Alexis Tindall / South Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Lampides boeticus

Common Names

Common name Source
Long-tailed Pea-blue
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Pea Blue
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Long-tailed Blue
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
LEPIDOPTERA
zoological_division
DITRYSIA
superfamily
PAPILIONOIDEA
family
LYCAENIDAE
subfamily
POLYOMMATINAE
tribe
Polyommatini
genus
Lampides
species
Lampides boeticus  Recorded in Australia

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