Two-toned groundstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins and submargins. In females, the iridescent blue tint is less visible and appears from mid to dorsum on the forewings and all of the hindwings excepting the margins and submargins. The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus, and white cilia and an orange spot at the tornus. The wings are light brown on the underside. The forewings have a central dark brown band running from mid to costa. The hindwings have a central orange band running vertically from costa to dorsum, outlined by thin dark brown and white lines on the outer side. The wings have faint submarginal brown lunules. The hindwings have two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli. The underside of the wing bases are dark brown in males, and there is also a bit of dark brown colouration near the central bands. Also, the central band of the hindwings appears dark brown in males instead of orange, and the orange crowns of the tornal ocelli appear less orange as well.




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Reported from: Kaieteur (Region 8)