Ligurina hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins and submargins. The forewings have two dark brown spots near the costa. The hindwings have two tail-like projections and white cilia near the tornus. The underside of the wings is light brown with two postdiscal dark brown and white wavy lines on the hindwings. The hindwings have two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli. 




Larval food plantAcalypha diversifoliaConostegia xalapensisTrema micrantha (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Kaieteur (Region 8)