Itylos titicaca

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Itylos titicaca, ♀, as Lycaena titicaca Weymer, 1890, from original description.
Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Itylos
Species: Itylos titicaca



Itylos titicaca Weymer, 1890.

Type locality: Bolivia, Lake Titicaca & Sajama, 3,600-4,000m.

Lectotype: ♀ ZMHU. Designated by Bálint & Johnson, 1994.


  • Lycaena titicaca Weymer, 1890: 122, pl. 4, fig. 6.
  • Cupido speciosa Staudinger, 1894: 77, pl. 2, fig. 8. Lectotype ZMHU designated by Bálint, 1993. Bolivia, Malaga.
  • Itylos titicaca (Weymer); Lamas, 2004: 139.


  • Bálint, Z., 1993a. A Catalogue of Polyommatine Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the Xeromontane Oreal Biome in the Neotropics as Represented in European Collections. Reports of the Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin. (Stevens Point) 29: 1–42. Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. Reference page
  • Staudinger, O., 1894. Hochandine Lepidopteren Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 7: 43-100, 2 pls. text, plates. Reference page
  • Weymer, G., 1890. In Alphonse Stübel: Lepidopteren gesammelt auf einer reise durch Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brasilien, Argentinien und Bolivien vonAsher & Co., Berlin. xi+182pp., 9 plates. BHL Reference page