Bold-spotted hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside, with an iridescent blue tint from mid to dorsum on the forewings and mid to cell above the dorsum on the hindwings (excepting the margins and submargins on both fore- and hindwings). The forewings have a light brown spot below the costa. Females do not have an iridescent blue tint nor a spot on the forewings. The hindwings of both males and females have two tail-like projections near the tornus, one hair-like and one stub-like, and white fringe. The underside of the wings is white with faint brown submarginal lunules. The forewings have an orange, brown and white line running vertically from mid to costa. The hindwings also have an orange, brown and white wavy central line running vertically from costa to dorsum, and has more orange in comparison to the line on the forewings. In addition, there are two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli on the underside of the hindwings. 




Larval food plantCupania guatemalensis (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Parika (Region 3)