Celmia uzza

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Thecla uzza, 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: Celmia
Species: Celmia uzza


Celmia uzza Hewitson, [1873].

Type locality: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH images.


  • Thecla uzza Hewitson, [1873]: 147, pl.58, figs 372,373.
  • Thecla vomiba Schaus, 1902: 410. Brazil, Petropolis, USNM, images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 136.
  • Dicya cyanoundulata Johnson, 1991: 46, figs 81,86. Brazil, São Paulo, Umuarama. MPM, images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 136.
  • Uzzia uzza (Hewitson); Johnson, 1991: 43; Bridges, 1994: VIII.480.
  • Celmia uzza (Hewitson); Lamas, 2004: 136.


  • 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
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Johnson, K., 1991. Neotropical Hairstreak Butterflies: Genera of the "Calycopis/Calystryma Grade" of Eumaeini (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae) and their Diagnostics. Reports of the Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 21: 127 pp. PDF 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
  • Schaus, W., 1902. Descriptions of new American butterflies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 24(1262): 383-460. BHL. Reference page


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