Black-spot hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: Males are bright iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins and submargins (except for the dorsal margin of the forewings, which is iridescent blue). The forewings have a dark patch below the costa. Females have less and paler iridescent blue from mid to base to dorsum on the forewings and centrally (to the base) on the hindwings. Also, females do not have a dark brown patch below the costa of the forewings. The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus (one hair-like and one stub-like), brown and white cilia and a bit of white  at the tornus. The underside of the wings is light brown in females and a deeper shade of brown in males. The forewings have a central dark brown broken line running vertically from mid to costa. The hindwings have two dark brown and white wavy postdiscal lines, a black postbasal spot, and two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli. 




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Reported from: Parika (Region 3)