Ogyris oroetes

Ogyris oroetes

Ogyris oroetes

(Silky Azure)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Ogyris oroetes

Common name

Silky Azure

Main colour(s)

Blue

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 36/38 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae feed on species of Amyema, a mistletoe usually growing on eucalypts, they maybe attended by ants from about 9 different genera. Mature larvae somewhat flattened, colour varies from green to various shades of brown, few if any other markings present: head greenish or brown. Adults shiny lilac-blue or blue with dark margins, hind wings with uneven projections so that margin appears scalloped.