Pale-clubbed hairstreak

Wing span:

Identification: The wings of males are iridescent blue on the upperside with dark brown margins, except for the dorsal margin of the forewings which is iridescent blue. The forewings have a faint dark brown spot below the costa. Females are dark brown on the upperside. There are two tail-like projections on the hindwings in both males and females. The underside of the wings is dark brown in males and a lighter shade of brown in females. The underside of the forewings is pale iridescent blue from mid to dorsum in males and light brown in females. Both males and females have two dark brown lines running vertically from mid to costa on the forewings and from costa to dorsum on the hindwings. These lines have a little bit of iridescent green on the hindwings. 




Larval food plantCedrela odorata, Inga oerstedianaPterocarpus rohriiTheobroma cacao (Warren et al., 2013)

Adult food:

Reported from: Mabaruma (Region 1), CEIBA Biological Centre (Region 4), Orealla (Region 6), Bartica, Enachu Creek & Kamarang River (Region 7), Kaieteur & TropenBos Forest Reserve (Region 8), Sipu River (Region 9)