Sky-blue hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: Males are iridescent sky-blue on the upperside with dark brown costal submargin on the forewings and white dorsal submargin on the hindwings. Females have more dark brown on the upperside, with dark brown margins and submargins (except for the dorsum of the forewings, which is iridescent sky-blue). The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus and two white-crowned black tornal ocelli. The underside of the wings is creamish-white and dotted with black spots and short lines, giving a speckled appearance. 




Larval food plantCocoloba uviferaInga veraLicania arboreaLundia puberulaPsidium guajava (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Tain (Region 6), Wismar (Region 10)