Metisella decipiens abscissa

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Heteropterinae
Genus: Metisella
Species: Metisella decipiens
Subspecies: Metisella decipiens abscissa


Metisella decipiens abscissa Gaede, 1917.

Type Locality: Tanzania, Kigonsera Hill.

Holotype: BMNH


  • Cyclopides abscissa Gaede, 1917: 29.
  • Metisella decipiens abscissa (Gaede); Kielland, 1990: 237; Bridges, 1994: VIII.1.


  • Bridges, C.A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Hesperioidea (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL Reference page
  • Butler, A. G., 1896. On a collection of butterflies obtained by Mr. Richard Crawshay in Nyasa-land between the months of January and April 1895. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)17: 108–136, pl. 6. BHL text, plate. Reference page
  • Kielland, J., 1990. Butterflies of Tanzania. Hill House, Melbourne and London: 1-363, 68 pls.,179 figs. Reference page