Iraota rochana boswelliana
|Common Name:||Scarce Silverstreak|
|Extant in countries:||•Singapore|
Iraota rochana boswelliana is a rather rare Lycaenid that makes its appearance from time to time at flowering trees and bushes. It flies rapidly and may sometimes be missed due to the speed at which it flies around, not unlike the species in the Rapala, Deudorix and Flos genera.
Habitat & Habits
The butterfly is readily recognisable by the buff to reddish brown undersides with areas of white streaks and spots. The hindwing bears two pairs of tails in the males and three pairs in the females. The males are a deep shining greenish blue above with a broad black forewing border. The females are brown and unmarked above.
In Singapore, females are more often encountered than the males.
Refer to the ButterflyCircle LH blog article Life History of the Scarce Silverstreak.
To be detailed.