Spialia diomus

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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
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Pyrginae
Tribus: Carcharodini
Subtribus: Carcharodina
Genus: Spialia
Subgenus: Platygnathia
Speciesː Spialia diomus
Subspeciesː S. d. diomus –S. d. ferax


Spialia diomus Hopffer, 1855.

Type localityː Mozambique.

Typusː repository tbc.


Pyrgus diomus Hopffer, 1855ː 643.
Pyrgus machacoana Butler, 1899ː [ 426]. Kenya; HT♂ BMNH.
Syrichtus ferax Wallengren, 1863ː [ 137]. Synonymy in Evans, 1937.
Syrichtus lacreuzei Oberthür, 1912ː [ 117].
Spialia diomus diomus (Hopffer); Kielland, 1990ː 235.


  • Butler, A. G., 1899. On two small collections of butterflies made by Mr. Richard Crawshay during 1898 in British East Africa. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1899: 417–427, BHL. Reference page
  • Evans, W.H. 1937. A catalogue of the African Hesperiidae: indicating the classification and nomenclature adopted in the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History) 1–212. Reference page
  • Hopffer, C., 1855. Lepidoptera Diurna. Berichte uber die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855: 639–643. BHL. Reference page
  • Kielland, J., 1990. Butterflies of Tanzania. Hill House, Melbourne and London: 1-363, 68 pls.,179 figs. Reference page