Geritola zelica

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zelica, ♂, from Rhopalocera Exotica.


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: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Subtribus: Epitolina
Genus: Geritola
Species: Geritola zelica


Geritola zelica (Kirby, 1890).

Type locality: Cameroon: "Barombi".

Holotype: ♂ MNHB.


  • Epitola zelica Kirby, 1890: 272; Grose-Smith & Kirby, [1892]: pl.13, figs 5,6; Jackson, 1964: 69, pls 5,6, figs 68,69,81,82.
  • Epitola subalba Bethune-Baker, 1915: 190. Cameroon: “Bitje”. Synonymy in Williams, 2007.
  • Geritola zelica (Kirby); Libert, 1999.
  • Geritola (Geritola) zelica (Kirby); Williams, 2007: Epitolina 22.


  • Bethune-Baker, G. T., 1904. On new species of Rhopalocera from Sierra Leone. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7)14: 222–233. BHL. Reference page
  • Bethune-Baker, G. T., 1915. Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera from Africa and the East. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 16: 186–203. BHL. Reference page
  • Jackson, T. H. E., 1962. Notes on the Epitolinae with descriptions of a new genus and a new species and subspecies. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 12: 125–163. BHL. Reference page
  • Larsen, T.B., 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. 2 vols, Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1–595, 1-270. Reference page
  • Libert, M., 1999. Révision des genres Epitola Westwood, Hypophytala Clench et Stempfferia Jackson, et description de trois nouveaux genres (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). A.B.R.I., Nairobi and Lambillionea, Tervuren, February, 1999, 219 pp. Reference page
  • Roche, P., 1954. Revisional Notes on the Genus Epitola (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 3(13): 489-502, pls 19-22. text, plates. Reference page
  • Williams, M.C. 2007. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page