Nacabuba biocellata

Nacabuba biocellata

Pair mating

(Two-Spotted Line-blue, Double Spotted-blue)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Nacabuba biocellata

Common name(s)

Two Spotted Line-blue, Double Spotted-blue

Main colour(s)

Blue

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 17/17 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Larvae feed on a wide range of wattle species, often attended by species of Iridomyrmex. Mature larvae - colour of body varies as do the markings, hairs present: head brown. Adult male lilac with a dark blue basal area, hind with two black spots, female dull brown with blue tinge and two spots present; lower surface the fore wing is pale orange-brown with a darker band near the edge and other small bands are present, two black spots on the hind.