Calospila rhesa

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Lemonias rhesa ♂ 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 rhesa


Calospila rhesa (Hewitson, [1858]).

Type locality: Brazil, Amazon.

Types: BMNH, images.


  • Lemonias rhesa Hewitson, 1858: Lemonias II text, figs 15,16; Butler, 1868: 218; Bates, 1868: 446; Mengel, 1905: 114.
  • Polystichtis zeanger rhesa (form) (Hewitson); Stichel, 1911: 323.
  • Calospila rhesa (Hewitson); Lamas, 2004: 166.


  • Bates, H.W. 1868. A Catalogue of Erycinidae, a Family of Diurnal Lepidoptera. Journal of the Linnean Society of London 9: 367-459. 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
  • Mengel, L.W.. 1905. A Catalogue Of The Erycinidae: A Family Of Butterflies: With The Synonomy Brought Down To Oct.1, 1904, 166pp. Reference page


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