Gabriela hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The body and wings are bright iridescent blue on the upperside, with the wings having dark brown margins and submargins. The hindwings have two white-tipped tail-like projections near the tornus. The underside of the wings is brown with a bluish tint from mid to dorsum of the forewings. The termenal margin is dark brown on the underside and bordered by white on either side. The forewings have two short dark brown bands, one bordered on the outer side by a thin white line and the other bordered on both sides by white lines. The hindwings have a broad central oblique band consisting of the following moving from base to termen: a thin dark brown line, a slightly broader white line, a broad dark brown band, a thin white line that is not very defined, a dark brown band, and a white outer edge that is not very defined. The hindwings have a dark brown tornal ocellus.  




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Reported from: Berbice (Region 6), Nappi Mt. (Region 9)