Fairly large, medium build, blackish brown with thin, pale blue pruinescence that is usually patchy and scuffed. Cruisesup and down, low over rapids and around waterfalls (Samways, 2008)
Not considered threatened.
May reach 54 mm long, hindwing 42 mm. Wings very smoky in old individuals. Thorax dark brown very slightly metallic, with yellowish to light brown markings. Pterostigmas dark yellowish brown, 3.7 mm long. Abdomen dark brown with yellowish brown side markings. S7 with fine dorsal yellow line in first half. S8 also with fine yellow line but shorter and wider, almost spot-like. Young individuals in WCP have an amber leading edge to the forewing between nodus and pterostigma, and also a small amber patch at base of all wings.*** All text provided by Michael Samways, from Samways (2008).
Ecology and Distribution
Rocky rivers with water falls, riffles and glides, usually bordered by bushes and trees. Also hawks among bushes and treesaway from water (Samways, 2008).
Females oviposit exophytically.