Punctum hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins and submargins. The forewings have a dark brown spot below the costa, in the iridescent blue area. The dorsum of the hindwings is light brown on the upperside. The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus, one hair-like and one stub-like. The underside of the wings is light brown. The hindwings have two dark brown and white line in the outer postdiscal and submarginal areas and two red-crowned black tornal ocelli. There is a tiny red spot at the base of each hindwing. 




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Reported from: Chalk Hill (Region 2), Annai (Region 9)