Calospila siaka

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Lemonias siaka 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: Calospila
Species: Calospila siaka
Subspecies: (2) per Lamas, 2004.
C. s. separata – C. s. siaka


Calospila siaka Hewitson, [1858]).

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Ega.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH images.


  • Lemonias siaka Hewitson, [1858]: Lemonias II text, figs 10,11; Bates, 1868: 447.
  • Aricoris siaka (Hewitson); Butler, 1868: 221.
  • Calliona siaka (Hewitson); Staudinger, 1888: 259; Mengel, 1905: 113.
  • Polystichtis siaka (Hewitson); Stichel, 1911: 327.
  • Orimbo xanthodesma Stichel, 1928: 44. Brazil, Amazonas ♀ images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 167.
  • Calospila siaka (Hewitson); Bridges, 1994: 425.
  • Setabis xanthodesma (Stichel); Bridges, 1994: 495.
  • Calospila siaka siaka (Hewitson); Lamas, 2004: 167.


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  • 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. [1] 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
  • Lathy, P., 1932. New Species and Races of Erycinidae (Lepidoptera). Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (10) 9: 65-74. 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
  • Staudinger, O., 1888, in Staudinger, O. & Schatz, E., 1884–1888. Exotische Schmetterlinge 1. Exotische Tagfalter (1) Beschreibungen. [6], 333 pp. (2) Abbildungen. [4] 100 pls. Fürth. text, plates. 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
  • Stichel, H. 1928. Nacharbeiten zur Revision der Riodinidae (Lep.) III. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Insektenbiologie 23(1/2): 35–46 (31 January). Reference page