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Eumaeini Doubleday 1847

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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taxon links [up-->]Trichonis [up-->]Magnastigma [up-->]Cyanophrys [up-->]Paiwarria [up-->]Apuecla [up-->]Lamasina [up-->]Temecla [up-->]Timaeta [up-->]Arcas [up-->]Strephonota [up-->]Kolana [up-->]Allosmaitia [up-->]Chalybs [up-->]Ignata [up-->]Janthecla [up-->]Gargina [up-->]Ministrymon [up-->]Theritas [up-->]Marachina [up-->]Satyrium [up-->]Exorbaetta [up-->]Laothus [up-->]Mithras [up-->]Balintus [up-->]Ziegleria [up-->]Arumecla [up-->]Rhamma [up-->]Panthiades [up-->]Siderus [up-->]Thepytus [up-->]Semonina [up-->]Erora [up-->]Ocaria [up-->]Micandra [up-->]Dicya [up-->]Celmia [up-->]Contrafacia [up-->]Penaincisalia [up-->]Pseudolycaena [up-->]Brevianta [up-->]Phothecla [up-->]Podanotum [up-->]Theorema [up-->]Thaeides [up-->]Megathecla [up-->]Ipidecla [up-->]Michaelus [up-->]Ostrinotes [up-->]Aubergina [up-->]Hypostrymon [up-->]Symbiopsis [up-->]Lamprospilus [up-->]Lathecla [up-->]Nicolaea [up-->]Calycopis [up-->]Iaspis [up-->]Oenomaus [up-->]Porthecla [up-->]Nesiostrymon [up-->]Evenus [up-->]Tmolus [up-->]Parrhasius [up-->]Electrostrymon [up-->]Terenthina [up-->]Enos [up-->]Brangas [up-->]Phaeostrymon [up-->]Olynthus [up-->]Theclopsis [up-->]Chlorostrymon [up-->]Arawacus [up-->]Atlides [up-->]Strymon [up-->]Rekoa [up-->]Thestius [up-->]Bistonina [up-->]Johnsonita [up-->]Salazaria [up-->]Eumaeus [up-->]Thereus [up-->]Busbiina [up-->]Camissecla [up-->]Callophrys [down<--]Theclinae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Theclinae


A diverse tribe, with its greatest diversity (over 1000 species) in the neotropics.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Sections of Eumaeini are based on the classification of Robbins (2004). Many of the species, particularly the neotropical ones, were originally described in the catch-all genus Thecla, which is now restricted to a genus of just two Palearctic species in a separate tribe.


Bridges, C. A. 1988 Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Urbana, IL: Charles A. Bridges.

Eliot, J. N. 1973 The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28, 371-505, 6 pls.

Robbins, R. K. 2004. 2004e. Lycaenidae. Theclinae. Tribe Eumaeini, pp. 118-137. In: Lamas, G. (Ed.), Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In: Heppner, J. B. (Ed.), Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 5A. Gainesville, Association for Tropical Lepidoptera; Scientific Publishers.

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Scientific Name Callophrys xami
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Comments Laying eggs on succulent (Larval foodplant)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage Adult
Source Collection Maryposa
Copyright © Maria Franco
Scientific Name Mithras nautes
Location Brazil: Rond˘nia, Poto Velho, Rancho Grande
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Hank Brodkin
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Nautes Hairstreak (Mithras nautes)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2006 Hank Brodkin
Scientific Name Eumaeus atala
Location Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Patrick Coin
Behavior Female ovipositing on hostplant, (Zamia pumila, a cycad).
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage adult (imago)
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Source Photo#5432
Source Collection BugGuide.Net
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 1.0.
Copyright © 2004 Patrick Coin
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