Marius hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside with an iridescent blue tint, except at the margins and submargins. Females do not have much of an iridescent blue tint. The forewings have a dark brown spot below the costa (not present in females). The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus, two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli (brighter on the underside), and white margins. The underside of the wings is light brown with a bit of red at the base of the costa on the forewings. The forewings have a brown line running vertically from mid to costa, while the hindwings have two wavy brown and white postdiscal lines running from costa to dorsum. 

Variation: There is variation in the amount of iridescent blue on the upperside of the wings.



Larval food plantCassia bicapsularisTecoma stans (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Berbice (Region 6)