Arhopala madytus

Arhopala madytus

Arhopala madytus

(Bright Oak-blue)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Arhophala madytus

Common name

Bright Oak-blue

Main colour(s)

Blue

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 42/42 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae which feed on Terminalia spp., and Hibiscus tiliaceus are attended by green tree ants, Oecophylla smaragdina. Mature larvae have a green body with a brownish band and other markings. Adults shining dark purplish-blue with black margins, hind wing with a black tail, veins obvious; lower surface purplish-brown with irregular brown markings.