IMPERIAL HAIRSTREAK FACTS
The upper side of the Imperial Hairstreak butterfly is bluish white with broad dark brown border round the outside edges of the forewings. The hindwings have an orange yellow patch in the lower corner with a black tail from the tip. The underside of the wings are creamy with yellow edges and narrow black lines across the wings, and orange yellow marking in the hindwing tips.
wingspan 32mm to 37mm
eucalypt woodland, brigalow woodland, open grassy woodland
larvae feed mainly on Acacia species (Wattles)
eastern Australia from central Queensland to Victoria along the coast and ranges
|Common Name:||Imperial Hairstreak|