Dicya dicaea

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Thecla dicaea, ♂, 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: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Dicya
Species: Dicya dicaea


Dicya dicaea (Hewitson, [1874]).

Type locality: uncertain.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH images.


  • Thecla dicaea Hewitson, [1874]: 179, pl.70, figs 531,532.
  • Thecla farmina Schaus, 1902: 421. Brazil, Parana, Castro. HT: ♂ USNM, images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 136.
  • Thecla elegans Lathy, 1936: 230, pl.8, fig.4. Paraguay. HT: ♂ MNHN, images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 136.
  • Dicya dicaea (Hewitson); Johnson, 1991: 43; Lamas, 2004: 136.