Residents in the Lithgow, Oberon and Bathurst region are urged to be on the lookout for the purple copper butterfly over the flying season of September and October.
The purple copper butterfly is an endangered butterfly that only flies for about two weeks a year in altitudes greater than 850 metres.
It can be found near patches of blackthorn (Bursaria spinosa subspecies lasiophylla) on which it lays its eggs.
It flies low to the ground and only on sunny days between 10am and 2pm.
If you spot a butterfly take a photo, record the location with GPS coordinates if possible and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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