Liptena decipiens

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Genus: Liptena
Species: Liptena decipiens
Subspecies: L. d. decipiens – L. d. etoumbi – L. d. leucostola – L. d. stebema


Liptena decipiens (Kirby, 1890)

Type locality: Cameroun, Barombi.

Lectotype: BMNH. female ♀. (designated by Stempffer et al. 1974: 145).


  • Teriomima decipiens Kirby, 1890


  • Stempffer, H. ; Bennett, N.H. & May, S.J., 1974: A revision of some groups of Liptena Westwood (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 30 (2): 107-181.
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007).