Hairy Line Blue
Females, as seen here, are brown on top with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges and the hindwings. Underneath, the wings are fawn with arcs of darker markings. A black eye-spot at the tornus and a small tail at the hindwing tornus. The females also have a large white patch under each forewing.
Wingspan 20 mm
''Erysichton lineata'', the hairy line blue, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in New Guinea and along most of the eastern coast of Australia, from Queensland to New South Wales.
The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adult females are brown with a large white patch on each forewing, and a blue sheen near the hinges. The hindwings have a black eye-spot at the tornus. Adult males are blue.
The larvae feed on the flowers of ''Syzygium francisii'', ''Ehretia acuminata'',.. more