Ganimedes hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are iridescent blue on the upperside excepting the margins and submargins, with white fringe. The hindwings have three tail-like projections near the tornus, and one stub and white cilia at the tornus. The underside of the wings is iridescent lime green, except from mid to dorsum of the forewings which is light brown. The forewings have two broad dark brown bands outlined by white running vertically from costa to dorsum. The hindwings have a very broad red band sandwiched between two white and two dark brown lines. 




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Reported from: Potaro River (Region 8)