Thymele palliolum, sp. nov. (Plate XXI, fig. 5.)
♀. Upper-side ; both wings blackish-brown with the basal thirds
suffused with pale shining blue. Fore-wing with a subapical row of
small white dots placed near the costal margin, the middle dot being
slightly nearer to the base. A median white transverse band com-
posed of 3 quadrate spots and two small costal dots divided by the
brown nervules. Under-side paler than above with dots and trans-
verse band as above ; sprinkled with yellow scales along the costal
margin from the base to the white band and opalescent-blue at the
extreme base. Hind-wing dark brown with short darker central
bands and sprinkled with yellow scales from base, where they are
thickest, to beyond middle. Head and thorax above opalescent-
blue ; abdomen brown above with blue scales. Palpi pale buff.
Legs yellowish. Antennae black, with a yellowish ring at base of
club. Cilia of both surfaces slightly paler than wings.
Expanse 21/5 inch.
Hab. CARRILLO, Costa Rica (Underwood).
At first sight like T. brevicauda, Plotz * (T. eniopeus of
the B.C.A.), but on closer examination quite different.
* Goniurus brevicanda, Plotz, Stett. Ent. Zeit. xlvii, p. 83 (1886),
MS. drawings, pl. 1319.