Brangas silumena

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Brangas silumena, ♂, 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: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Brangas
Species: Brangas silumena


Brangas silumena (Hewitson, [1867])

Type locality: Ecador.

Lectotype: ♂ BMNH. 266405. (designated by d'Abrera 1995: 1124–1125). [1].


  • Thecla silumena Hewitson, 1867: 90, pl.45, figs 196,197; Bridges, 1994: VIII.427.
  • Brangas silumena (Hewitson); Lamas, 2004: 118; Bálint & Faynel, 2008: 278.


  • Bálint, Z. & Faynel, C., 2008. Review of the genus Brangas Hübner, 1819 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with description of a new genus. Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 100: 271–306. PDF. Reference page
  • D'Abrera, B., 1981-2009. Butterflies of the Neotropical Region, Parts 1-7. Hill House, Melbourne. Reference page
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. 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