Nessaea aglaura underside

Cryptic underside. Like our green hairstreak, Nessaea has a green underwing. It is fairly unusual to have green camouflage on the underside of butterfly wings; dead leaf camouflage is much more common.

Name: Nessaea

Latin: Nessaea aglaura

Family: Brush-foot

Origin: Tropical America

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

Nessaea aglaura butterfly  thumbnail