Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Thought to be September to March
Flight habit: Thought to be mid morning to mid afternoon.
Habitat: Rainforest edge - subtropical and warm temperate RF.
Identification note: There is a high degree of difficulty in identifying the three Pencil-blues - Glistening, Dark & Trident. The Dark however has a smaller white spot on its hindwing.
Identification Confirmation: Darren Moffatt and Trevor Lambkin have both agreed with my identification here - Oct 2017. Kelvyn Dunn confirmed my identification of the Cathedral Rocks butterflies - Dec 2014. Trevor (L) comments; Yes it is C. consimilis consimilis, the telltale hindwing white spot that is overlaid with blue scales confirms the ID. In addition, I am pretty sure that this is the only Candalides species, like this one, that you would get at your elevation (800 metres), i.e. above around 300 metres