Telemus hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are bright iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins and bases. The forewings have a dark brown spot below the costa and the hindwings have a black tornal ocellus. The hindwings also have three tail-like projections near the tornus. The wings are iridescent lime green on the underside except for the dorsum of the forewings which is light brown. The forewings have a thin dark brown line running vertically at the postdiscal to marginal transition.  The hindwings have a series of thick and thin dark brown lines at the outer postdiscal and marginal areas. The black tornal ocellus also appears on the underside of the hindwings. 




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Reported from: Kamarang River & Mt. Roraima (Region 7), Kaieteur & TropenBos Forest Reserve (Region 8)