Purple Copper Butterfly.

MORE populations of a uncommon and endangered butterfly have been present in Canberra.

First found within the ACT final yr, extra populations of the Purple Copper Butterfly (Paralucia spinifera) have been discovered within the Namadgi Nationwide Park.

Beforehand solely recognized to be discovered within the Central Tablelands of NSW, the butterfly has been sighted in two areas of the nationwide park stated Atmosphere Minister Rebecca Vassarotti.

“Following their discovery within the ACT final yr, we’re very excited to announce that new populations of the endangered Purple Copper Butterfly have been present in two areas of Namadgi Nationwide Park,” Vassarotti stated.

“We all know that the butterflies are very specific about elevation, being discovered solely in areas between 850 metres and 1150 metres above see degree.”

The butterflies like post-fire habitats and their favoured meals is Blackthorn vegetation.

Individuals who spot the uncommon and endangered butterfly ought to add footage and particulars to the Canberra Nature Map.

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Ian Meikle, editor