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Iaspis temesa (Hewitson, 1868)
(Temesa Hairstreak)

Type Specimens
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Pinned Specimens
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Live Adults
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE Mexico to S Brazil, Guianas




Original description from: Hewitson, William Chapman 1868. "Descriptions of some new species of Lycaenidae". London, John Van Voorst. i + 36 pp. (1 June) , Page 1:

                   2. Thecla Themesa.
   UPPERSIDE. Male.–Purple, the margins dark brown, nar-
row.   Anterior  wing  with  an  oval  discal  brown  spot.  Pos-
terior wing with two tails.
   UNDERSIDE as in the last described.
   Exp. 1 inch.    Hab Amazon and Cayenne.
   In the Collection of W. C. Hewitson. 

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