Ptelina carnuta

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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: Pentilini
Subtribus: Pentilina
Genus Ptelina
Species: Ptelina carnuta


Ptelina carnuta (Hewitson, 1873).

Type locality: Gabon: “Gaboon”.

Holotype: BMNH.


  • Pentila carnuta Hewitson, 1873: 125.
  • Liptena parva Kirby, 1887: 362. Cameroon: “Cameroons”. Synonymy in Larsen, 2005: 120.
  • Telipna kamitugensis Dufrane, 1945: 114. [Democratic Republic of Congo]: “Kamituga”.
  • Ptelina carnuta (Hewitson); Clench in Fox et al., 1965: 277; d’Abrera, 2009: 608; Williams, consulted 17.iii.2015.
  • Ptelina carnuta parva (Kirby); D'Abrera, 2009: 608.


  • D'Abrera, B., 2009. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, new and revised edition, Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae. Hill House, Melbourne, London. 260pp. reference page 
  • Clench, H. K., 1965. In Fox, R.M., Lindsey, A.W., Clench, H.K., & Miller, L.D.. The butterflies of Liberia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 19: [iv], ii, 1-438. reference page 
  • Dufrane, A., 1945. Lépidoptères du Kivu (3rd note) (1). Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale Entomologique de Belgique 81: 90-143. reference page 
  • Hewitson, W. C., 1873a. Descriptions of nine new Lycaenidae from the west coast of Africa. Ent. mon. Mag. 10: 122-125. BHL. reference page 
  • Kirby, W. F., 1887a. Descriptions of new species of Papilionidae, Pieridae and Lycaenidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 19: 360-369. reference page 
  • Larsen, T.B., 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. 2 vols, Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1-595, 1-270. reference page