Bluish mottled-skipper

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside and a slightly lighter brown on the underside. The forewings have a white oblique central band consisting of five spots, with a white spot outside of this band towards the apex and another small white spot adjacent to this. There is also a white apical band consisting of four small white spots. The underside of the hindwings has two dark brown hollow oblique central bands. The body and base of the wings is slightly bluish.

Variation: The intensity of bluish color varies across specimens.



Larval food plantLonchocarpus acuminatusLonchocarpus guatemalensisLonchocarpus oliganthusOrmosia cruenta (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ageratum

Reported from: Demerara River