Moonlight Jewel, Eltham

$400.00 (tax incl.)

Oil on Wood Panel   40 x 30 cm This romantically-named local butterfly (Hypochrysops delicia delos) is named for…

Oil on Wood Panel   40 x 30 cm

This romantically-named local butterfly (Hypochrysops delicia delos) is named for the iridescent green-blue on the upper side of its wings – but I like the shocking orange and grey on the underside.  Seen here in its native habitat of eucalypt and wattle woods, where, like the local “Eltham Copper Buttefly”, it has a symbiotic relationship with a species of ant.