Red-crescent scrub-hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings are dark brown on the upperside with creamish-brown fringe. The hindwings have two orange-crowned black tornal ocelli, and a tail-like projection. The wings are brown on the underside with dark brown margins and faint brown submarginal lunules. The forewings have an orangish-brown line running vertically from mid to costa and the hindwings have an orangish-brown wavy line running from costa to dorsum. The tornal ocelli of the hindwings are visible on the underside.




Larval food plant:

Adult food: Flower nectar of Ageratum

Reported from: Surama Eco-Lodge (Region 9)