|This species is occasionally common in
certain localities, but more often found singly along
shady forested paths. Miletus symethus petronius is
easily recognised by a whitish forewing basally dusted
with bluish grey, with a mainly blue-grey hindwing.
The butterfly has a weak flight, but very often when
disturbed from its perch, it flies erratically without
stopping to rest for quite some time.
The caterpillar of this species feeds on several species
of aphids and coccids attended by ants. We have observed
adults of this species feeding on the "honeydew"
produces by aphids or coccids..