Prosotas dubiosa

Prosotas dubiosa

Images of Prosotas duboisa

(Small Purple Line-blue, Purple Line-blue)

FAMILY

Lycaenidae

Species

Prosotas dubiosa

Common name(s)

Small Purple Line-blue, Purple Line-blue

Main colour(s)

Purple

Distinctive feature

Wingspan 18/19 mm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The larvae which are not attended by ants feed chiefly on wattles, Albizia lebbeck and Leucaena leuccocephala. Mature larvae green with darker markings, strongly humped: head brown. Adult male purple with a narrow black margin, female is brown with a bluish central area, hind with some rings and spots; lower surface pale grey-brown with a series of brown spots bands and spots, prominent black spot near lower edge of the hind.