Stempfferia iturina

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Epitola bella from original description.
Epitola iturina ♂, verso, Jackson, 1962.


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: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Subtribus: Epitolina
Genus: Stempfferia
Species: Stempfferia iturina


Stempfferia iturina (Joicey & Talbot, 1921).

Type Locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: “Forest between Ituri and Lindi Rivers, S.W. of Avakubi”.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.


  • Epitola iturina Joicey & Talbot, 1921: 85, pl.14 fig.62; Jackson, 1962: 142, pls 9,10 figs 86,96; Stempffer, 1967: 89.
  • Epitola bella Aurivillius, in Schultze & Aurivillius, 1923: 1200 pl.50 fig.4. Cameroon, N'gumesok, ♂ RMS. Synonymy in Jackson, 1962.
  • Stempfferia iturina (Joicey & Talbot); Libert, 1999.
  • Stempfferia (Cercenia) iturina (Joicey & Talbot); Williams, 2007: Epitolina 33.


  • Jackson, T. H. E., 1962. Notes on the Epitolinae with descriptions of a new genus and a new species and subspecies. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 12: 125–163. BHL. Reference page
  • Joicey, J. J. & Talbot, G., 1921. New Lepidoptera collected by T. A. Barns in east central Africa. Bulletin of the Hill Museum. 1(IV): 40–166, Pls: 5–16. BHL. Reference page