Phaleros hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: Males are bright iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins, apex, and subapex, as well as the costa and cell above the dorsum of the hindwings. The forewings have a dark brown spot below the costa. Females are dark brown on the upperside and have no spot below the costa of the forewings. The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus, and a little stub at the tornus with an iridescent blue-outlined black ocellus, and brown cilia. The underside of the wings is white with dark brown bands that form a striped/zebra-like pattern. There is a bit of yellow at the termen; this is less visible in males. 




Larval food plant:

Adult food:

Reported from: Parika (Region 3), Marudi Mt. Goldfields Romanex Guyana International Inc. concession, Rewa Eco-Lodge & Surama Eco-Lodge (Region 9), Rockstone (Region 10)