Syedra hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside with iridescent blue from mid to dorsum on the forewings and all of the hindwings, excepting the margins and submargins of both fore- and hindwings. The areas near the costa and dorsum of the hindwings are also dark brown, and the dorsal margin is white. The hindwings have two tail-like projections near the tornus, one hair-like and one stub-like. The underside of the wings is light brown with faint submarginal lunules on the hindwings and a postdiscal brown and white line running vertically from mid to costa on the forewings and from costa to dorsum on the hindwings (wavy on the hindwings). The hindwings have two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli. The dorsum of the forewings is white on the underside, and there is also a dark brown spot near the base and costa on the underside of the forewings. The body is dark brown on the upperside with a little bit of iridescent blue, and creamish-brown on the underside.




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Reported from: Lower Cuyuni (Region 7), Annai (Region 9)