Butterfly species in this family are generally characterized by blue, brown, or orange wings with delicate, streaked markings. Some species have antenna-like wing tails and glossy, eye-like rear spots to confuse predators.
Some species deposit their eggs near ants. The ants protect the larvae in exchange for honeydew milked from their nectary gland.
Adults feed on nectar. The larvae of some species feed on aphids and ant larvae.
Semi-arid regions including the Jordan Valley, Jerash, Karak, and Aqaba.