Adelotypa borsippa

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Lemonias borsippa from original description.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Riodinidae
Subfamilia: Riodininae
Tribus: Nymphidiini
SubTribus: Pandemina
Genus: Adelotypa
Species: Adelotypa borsippa
Subspecies: A. b. borsippa – A. b. flagrans


Adelotypa borsippa (Hewitson, 1863.)

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH, images.


  • Lemonias borsippa Hewitson, 1863: Lemonias IV text, figs 35,36.
  • Lemonias borsippina Butler, 1867: 219, pl.6 fig.29. TL: Brazil,Pará. images. Synonymised by Lamas, 2004: 167.
  • Echenais borsippa (Hewitson); Stichel, 1911: 339.
  • Echenais borsippina (Butler); Stichel, 1911: 339.
  • Adelotypa borsippa (Hewitson); Bridges, 1994: 75; Lamas, 2004: 167.


  • Brévignon, C. 2012. Description de nouveaux Riodinidae de la tribu Nymphidiina provenant de Guyane française (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae: Riodininae: Nymphidiina). Lambillionea 112 (1): 39–44. Reference page
  • Bridges, C.A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL Reference page
  • Butler, 1868. A Monograph of the Genus Lemonias, with Descriptions of New Species in the Collection of the British Museum, including other forms sometimes placed in that Genus. Journal of the Linnaean Society of London 1868: 213-229, pls 6,7. BHL text, plates. Reference page
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1852–1877. Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies, selected chiefly from the collections of Saunders & Hewitson. London, van Voorst. 5 volumes. 1; 2; 3; 4; 5. Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page
  • Stichel, H. 1910–1911. Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Riodinidae in Wytsman, P. 1866–1925. Genera Insectorum. Fasc. 112: 1–452, 27 pls. BHL: text, plates.Reference page