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Erora badeta (Hewitson, 1873)
(Badeta Hairstreak)

Type Specimens
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Pinned Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Panama, French Guiana, Brazil




Original description, page 146

249. Thecla Badeta, Hewitson. Plate LVIII. & figs. 365, 366.
   UPPERSIDE. Female.–Brown, sometimes slightly tinted with blue. Posterior wing with
two tails : the fringe below the tails white.
   UNDERSIDE green, with the fringe rufous. Anterior wing crossed beyond the middle by
two very indistinct linear white spots bordered inwardly by brown. Posterior wing crossed
beyond the middle by a broken linear band of white bordered inwardly with dark brown : a
large scarlet spot between the tails marked with black, the lobe, which is black, broadly crowned
with scarlet, the space between them, which is green, also crowned with scarlet : all bordered
above with black : the outer margin black bordered inwardly with white : the fringe white.
   Exp. 17/20 inch.
   In the Collections of W. C. Hewitson and H. W. Bates, from Cayenne, Brazil, and
the Amazon.

 My specimen of this species from Cayenne is of a glossy and more brilliant green than the
figure, whilst one from Brazil is considerably larger and slightly tinted with blue.

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