Chinese Greenwing

Scientific name: Neurobasis chinensis

Habitat: lowland stream

Body length: 56-60 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Widespread, e.g. Bride’s Pool, Hok Tau, Tan Shan River, Mui Wo

Flight period in Hong Kong: February to November

Identification features (male):

1. Body commonly metallic green

2. Large area of hindwings green; black at wingtips

Identification features (female):

1. Body commonly metallic green

2. White spots near nodus

3. Pseudo-pterostigma white