Barcastus firetip

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown with a deep iridescent blue tint and white fringe. The apex and termen are bright yellow, and the costa is bright red on the underside of the hindwings. The body is dark brown with a deep iridescent blue tint. The tip of the abdomen is bright red, and there is a bright red vertical line from the head to the red tip of the abdomen.




Larval food plant:

Adult food: Flower nectar of Stachytarpheta

Reported from: Parika (Region 3), Plantation Blairmont (Region 5), Mt. Roraima & Omai (Region 7), Annai (Region 9), Essequibo River