Catochrysops panormis

Catochrysops panormis

Images of Catochrysops paniformis

(Pale Pea-blue, Forget-me-not)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Catochrysops panormis

Common name(s)

Pale Pea-blue, Forget-me-not

Main colour(s)

Blue

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 23/23 mm; tail and 2 spots on hind

Campus

Townsville

Description

These larvae which are usually not attended by ants, feed on a number of herbaceous legumes (Fabaceae). Mature larvae dull yellow-green with a reddish line edged with white and a white line. Adult male pale grey-blue, outer edge with a narrow brown band and whitish areas, small tail and a prominent black spot on the hind wing; female grey-blue with bluish central area, also present obscure whitish bands and rings, tail and 1-2 spots on hind; lower surface greyish-white with pale brown bands and spots edged with white, 2 black spots near tail.