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Lathecla latagus (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
(Latagus 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. 58-59:

107. Thecla latagus, sp. n. (Tab. LV. figg. 9, 10 ♂.) Alis cyaneis; anticis costa apice et margine externo nigris; posticis margine externo et ciliis nigris, plaga magna super venam subcostalem nigerrima, area abdominali fusca: subtus fuscis, lineis duabus discalibus communibus fuscis, interiore extrorsum, exteriore introrsum albido limbatis; posticis lobulo anali nigro, introrsum vix rubro atomato, macula nigra inter ramos medianos introrsum rubro marginata.

Hab. PANAMA, Chiriqui (Bibbe).

Dr. Staudinger has lent us a single male example of this very distinct species, which may readily be recognized by the black patch on the upper surface of the secondaries. The inner margin of the primaries is considerably dilated, so as to cover this patch when the wings are normally extended.

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