Hewitsonia intermedia

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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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Subtribus: Epitolina
Genus: Hewitsonia
Species: Hewitsonia intermedia


Hewitsonia intermedia Joicey & Talbot, 1921.

Type Locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: “Ituri district, N.W. Beni”.

Holotype: ♀ BMNH.


  • Hewitsonia kirbyi intermedia (form) Joicey & Talbot, 1921: 86. Paratype ♂ RMCA images.
  • Hewitsonia intermedia Joicey & Talbot; Jackson, 1962: 161.
  • Hewitsonia intermedia gomensis Dufrane, 1953: 52. Synonymy by Ackery et al, 1995: 532.
  • Hewitsonia intermedia Jackson [sic]; Bouyer, 1997; Williams, 2007: Epitolina 74.


  • Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R., Vane-Wright, R.I. 1995. Carcasson's African Butterflies: An annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History), London: i-xi, 1-803. ISBN 978-0-643-05561-2 Reference page
  • Bouyer, T., 1997. Contribution a la revision du genre Hewitsonia avec description d’une sous-espece et de la 4 especes nouvelles. Etudes sur les Lycaenidae: no. 4. (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 97 (1) (Tome II): 82–98. Reference page
  • Dufrane, A., 1953. Lépidoptères du Kivu (5th Note). Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Entomologique de Belgique 89: 52 (41-57). 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
  • Joicey, J. J. & Talbot, G., 1921. New Lepidoptera collected by T. A. Barns in east central Africa. Bulletin of the Hill Museum. 1(IV): 40–166, Pls: 5–16. BHL. Reference page