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Thecla janthina, ♂, from original description.


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: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Janthecla
Species: J. armilla – J. aurora – J. cydonia – J. flosculus – J. janthina – J. janthodonia – J. leea – J. malvina – J. rocena – J. sista


Janthecla Robbins & Venables, 1991.

Type species: Thecla janthina Hewitson, 1867: 93, pl.37, figs 104,105.


  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Robbins and Venables, 1991. Synopsis of a new Neotropical hairstreak genus, Janthecla, and description of a new species (Lycaenidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(1): 11-33, 30 figs., 3 tabs. (14 August). PDF. Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera Volume 5A; Checklist: 4A; Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Assoc. Trop. Lep. Inc, Gainesville. Reference page