Ministrymon clytie

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Thecla maevia, ♀, 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: Ministrymon
Species: Ministrymon clytie


Ministrymon clytie (Edwards, 1877).

Tyoe Locality: USA, Texas, San Antonio.

Holotype: ♀ CM, images.


  • Thecla clytie Edwards, 1877: 88.
  • Thecla maevia Godman & Salvin, [1887]: 89, pl.58, figs 3,4 as mevia [misspelling]. Mexico, ♀, BMNH #992, images. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 132.
  • Strymon daplissus Johnson & Salazar, 1993: 4, pl.2, figs 1D, 3D. Venezuela, ♂ BMNH #3454, images.
  • Ministrymon clytie (Edwards); Bridges, 1994: VIII.111; Lamas, 2004: 132.


  • 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
  • Edwards, W. H., 1877. Descriptions of new species of diurnal Lepidoptera found in North America. Field and Forest 3 (5): 48, 86-89. BHL. Reference page
  • Godman, F. & Salvin, O., 1879-1901. Biologia Centrali-Americana (Lepidoptera; Rhopalocera), 3 vols. London, Taylor & Francis. Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol III (plates). Reference page
  • Johnson, K. & Salazar, J., 1993. New species, statuses and combinations in northern South American Strymon (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae). Reports of the Museum of natural History. University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) 26: 1–13, pl. 2, 3 figs. (29 March) Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera Volume 5A; Checklist: 4A; Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Assoc. Trop. Lep. Inc, Gainesville. Reference page