Gold-bordered 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, one hair-like and one stub-like, and a white-crowned black tornal ocellus. The underside of the wings is purplish-brown with brown vertical bands. 




Larval food plantLasianthaea fruticosa (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ageratum

Reported from: Georgetown (Region 4), Number 63 Village (Region 6), Demerara River