The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Volume 1

The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...first subcostal branch slightly curved, omitted at one-fourth before end of the coll; discocellulars obliquely recurved, radial from their middle; cell broad; two upper median branches from end oi the cell, lower at ono-half before the end; submediau straight, internal recurved. Body moderate; palpi porrect, second joint laxly squamose, third joint long, slender, legs slender; antennal club rather short, grooved. Type, C. Strabo. CATOCHRYSOPS STRABO (plate 37, Fia. 2, 2a). Hesperia Strabo, Fabricius, Ent. Syst. iii. p. 287 (1793). Catochrysops Strabo, Boisduval, Voy. Astrolabe Lep. p. 88. Lampidcs Strabo, Butler, Catal. Fabrioian Lop. B. M. p. 165. Lycana Kandarpa, Tlorsfield, Catal. Lep. Mus. E. I. C. p. 82 (1829). Male. Upperside lilac-blue, with a very slender black marginal line: hindwing with a distinct black subanal spot. Female brown, with cobalt-blue lower basal and discal areas: forewing witli two short lower submarginal indistinct whitish lunular lines: hindwing with two marginal rows of white-bordered blackish lunular spots, the subanal spot very large, blackest and bordered inwardly with red; an indistinct series of blackish discal spots with pale borders. Underside pale greyish-white or brownish-grey: forewing with a white-bordered brownish discocellular band, a discal transverse catenulated band, and two marginal lunular lines, a small black whitebordered spot on costa before the discal band: hindwing with two'white-bordered black costal spots, a subcostal, a discocellular, and a discal white-bordered brown catenulated band, the latter abruptly terminating upward on abdominal border; submarginal lunular lines; an indistinct black anal streak and a large prominent black subanal spot, the latter speckled with metallic more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680354X
  • 9781236803542