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Candalides acasta (Cox, 1873)

Male upperside is purplish-bronze, with extremities of the wings brownish-black. Females upperside is dark-brown, with purple central areas. Underside not strongly patterned, grey with a diffuse greyish-brown band near the extremities and rows of small, obscure, blackish-brown markings

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What habitats does Candalides acasta live in?

Heathland, shrubland and eucalypt woodland, where foodplant Cassytha occurs

What is the distribution of Candalides acasta?

Southern Australia, including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia

How big does Candalides acasta grow?

Wingspan of up to 2.6 cm

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