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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Itylos
Species: I. fumosus – I. mashenka – I. mira – I. pasco – I. pnin – I. titicaca


Itylos Draudt, [1921].

Type species: Cupido speciosa Staudinger, [1894] 1: 19; by designation of Hemming, 1929: 240; 1967: 236; = Lycaena titicaca Weymer, 1890, synonymised in Lamas, 2004: 139.


  • Parachilades Nabokov, 1945
  • Ithylos [sic] Forster, 1955, mis-spelling.
  • Ityloides Balletto, 1993. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 139.


  • Bálint, Zs. & G. Lamas, 1994: Polyommatine lycaenids of the Oreal Biome in the Neotropics, Part III: Descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 40 (3): 231–240.
  • Bálint, Zs. & G. Lamas, 1998: Another new species of Itylos from the high Andes of Peru (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 90: 215–219. Full article: [1].
  • Draudt, M., 1917-1924. Die amerikanischen Tagfalter. Lycaenidae and Grypocera. In Seitz Grossschmett. Erde 5: 744–999.
  • Hemming, A. F., 1929. Notes on the generic names of the Holarctic Lycaenidae (Lep. Rhop.) Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10)3: 217–245. Reference page
  • Hemming, A.F. 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9. BHL Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera Volume 5A; Checklist: 4A; Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Assoc. Trop. Lep. Inc, Gainesville. Reference page
  • Nabokov, V., 1945. Notes on Neotropical Plebejinae (Lycaenidae: Lepidoptera) Psyche 52(1/2): 1–61, 8 pls. Reference page
  • Staudinger, O., 1894. Hochandine Lepidopteren Deut. ent. Zeit. [Iris] 7: 43-100, 2 pls. text, plates. Reference page