Latin translation for Thecla

Alan5319 alan5319 at
Mon Jun 7 03:59:11 EDT 1999

For what it is worth:-

Many of the 'Latin' names used in biological nonclemature are Latinised version
of Greek roots. Knowlege of Latin would be of little help in trying to figure
out why the name was applied to the organism.

Theca is Latin for case or envelope, this could be reference to the resing
posture. I have no idea where the inserted 'L' came from. This could be a very
false lead but non the less quite a coincidece.


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