Fiery Jewell
Hypochrysops ignita

This species has an intimate association with Papyrius sp. ants. The caterpillar feeds on a wide range of dissimilar plant species Wingspan: 26mm – 27mm.

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly, on the research-quality website now managed by BCSA, (here)


Key Facts

Size (Male):26mm
Size (Female):27mm
Mature Larva Length:mm
Months of Flight:
Alternate Names:Dingy Jewel