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Temecla heraclides (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
(Heraclides Hairstreak)

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S Mexico (CHIS) to…




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. 71:

142. Thecla heraclides, sp. n. (Tab. LVI. figg. 26, 27.)
T. paroni aliquot similis, sed alis magis obtusis, supra viridibus, anticis plaga magna ad cellulae finem et ultra eam certa luce nigricantibus.

Hab. COSTA RICA, Cache (Rogers).

We have but a single rather defective specimen of this species, captured by Mr. Rogers in Costa Rica. It is doubtless allied to T. paron, but the wings are brilliant green above, with a large dark discal patch. A closely allied species is found in Venezuela, which has the discal spot of the primaries of a rich blue. Our specimen of the latter was formerly in Dr. Kaden's collection, and bears the manuscript name of sergius, which we here adopt.

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