Megathecla gigantea

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Thecla gigantea, ♂, from original description.

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Megathecla
Species: Megathecla gigantea

Name[edit]

Megathecla gigantea (Hewitson, [1867]).

Type Locality: Brazil, Para.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH, #586, images.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Thecla gigantea Hewitson, [1867]: 83, 32, figs 43,44; Bridges, 1994: VIII.192.
  • Gulliveria gigantea (Hewitson); D'Abrera & Balint, 2001.
  • Megathecla gigantea (Hewitson); Robbins, 2002: 820.

References[edit]

  • D'Abrera & Bálint, 2001. The Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World. Melbourne, Hill House Publications. 353 pp., 150 pls., figs. Reference page
  • Bridges, C. A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL. Reference page
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Robbins, R.K., 2002: Replacement names in the Eumaeini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae). Proceedings of the entomological Society of Washington 104 (3): 820-821. BHL Reference page

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