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Orthos gabina (Godman, 1900)
(Gabina Skipper)

Type Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

E Mexico to Costa Rica




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. 535:

Cobalus gabina, sp. n. (Tab. XCVIII. figg. 17, 18, c ♂.)

Alis fuscis, anticis maculis tribus in linea obliqua infra et ultra cellulam, ea in medio inter ramos medianos primum et secundum maxima, aliis parvis, alia geminata in cellula, punctisque tribus in linea obliqua subapicalibus, omnibus albo-hyalinis; posticis regione costali obscurioribus: subtus ut supra, sed pallidi- oribus, anticis area mediana obscuriore, macula ad venam submedianam multo majore; palpis subtus flavo-griseis.
♀ ignota.

Hab. MEXICO, Atoyac in Vera Cruz (H. H. Smith).

A single male example is all we know of this species. It somewhat resembles C. argus on the upperside, except that the hyaline spots in the cell of the primaries are confluent, and that there are some minute additional subapical dots on these wings; the secondaries, however, are immaculate beneath.

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