Calospila cerealis

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Lemonias cerealis ♀ from original description.
C. cerealis ♂ as Lemonias caecina, 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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Riodinidae
Subfamilia: Riodininae
Tribus: Nymphidiini
SubTribus: Pandemina
Genus: Calospila
Species: Calospila cerealis
Subspecies: (2) per Lamas, 2004.
C. c. cayapona – C. c. cerealis


Calospila cerealis (Hewitson, [1863]).

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas.

Syntype: ♀ BMNH, images.


  • Lemonias cerealis Hewitson, [1863]: text, pl.59 figs 37.
  • Lemonias caecina C. & R. Felder: 1865: 301, pl.37 figs 7,8. ♂ Synonymy in Bridges, 1994: 83.
  • Polystichtis cerealis (Hewitson); Stichel, 1916: 19.
  • Calospila cerealis (Hewitson); Bridges, 1994: 100.
  • Calospila cerealis cerealis (Hewitson); Lamas, 2004: 167.


  • 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
  • Felder, C. & Felder, R. 1865–75. Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in der Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 under den Befehlen Commadore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band: Abtheilung. Vienna, 549 pp., 140 pls. 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. 1916. Nacharbeiten zur Revision der Riodinidae. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1916: 3–24. BHL. Reference page