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Brevianta perpenna (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
(Perpenna Hairstreak)

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Original description from: Godman, Frederick DuCane, and Osbert Salvin ([1889-91]) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera." London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, p. 27:

34. Thecla perpenna, sp. n. (Tab. LI. figg. 3, 4 ♂.)
T. buscoe similis, sed minor et anticis parte apicali multo latius fusca, plaga sericea multo minor et macula ad cellulae finem nulla. ♀ nobis ignota.

Hab. PANAMA, Chiriqui (Ribbe).

The single male specimen upon which our characters are based and our figure drawn was lent us by Dr. Staudinger, for whom it was obtained by Herr Ribbe during his expedition to Chiriqui. It is unquestionably distinct from T. busa on the one hand, and T. undulata on the other, though obviously allied to these species.

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