Rustan hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside with light brown fringe. The forewings are iridescent bluish-green from mid to dorsum, except at margin and submargin. The hindwings have a white patch at the tornus, dark brown fringe and two tail-like projections - one of which appears longer and hair-like. The underside of the forewings is light brown with brown margins and approximately five central black spots. The underside of the hindwings is brown with light brown costa, a black spot near the base and black and white markings elsewhere. 




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Reported from: CEIBA Biological Centre (Region 4)