Catopyrops florinda

Catopyrops florinda

Image of Catopyrops florinda

(Speckled Line-blue, Dull Speckled Line-blue)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Catopyrops florinda

Common name(s)

Speckled Line-blue, Dull Speckled Line-blue

Main colour(s)

Blue

Distinctive features

Wingspan 22/22 mm; small tail on hind

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae which are not usually attended by ants feed on a number of species from different families, several in the area are Harpullia pendula (Sapindaceae)and Pipturus argenteus (Urticaceae). Mature larvae with a densely hairy green or olive-green body. Adult male lilac with a narrow brown outer margin, hind with two small black spots and a tail, female brown, fore with a bluish central area, hind tinged with blue, several rings and bands and two black spots near the tail.