Stempfferia moyambina

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moyambina ♀ Neallotype in BMNH.


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: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Subtribus: Epitolina
Genus: Stempfferia
Species: Stempfferia moyambina


Stempfferia moyambina (Bethune-Baker, 1903).

Type locality: Sierra Leone: “Sierra Leone [Moyamba (Jackson, 1962)]”.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH; Neallotype ♀ BMNH, Nigeria, Lagos, Oshodi, iv.1955 (Jackson).


  • Epitola moyambina Bethune-Baker, 1903: 330; Jackson, 1962: 130, Neallotype ♀ pls 1,2 figs 5,14; Stempffer, 1967: 87.
  • Stempfferia moyambina (Bethune-Baker); Libert, 1999.
  • Stempfferia (Cercinia) moyambina (Bethune-Baker); Williams, 2007: Epitolina 36.


  • Bethune-Baker, G. T., 1903. On new species of Lycaenidae from West Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 12: 324–334. BHL. Reference page
  • 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
  • Larsen, T.B., 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. 2 vols, Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1–595, 1-270. Reference page
  • Libert, M., 1999. Révision des genres Epitola Westwood, Hypophytala Clench et Stempfferia Jackson, et description de trois nouveaux genres (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). A.B.R.I., Nairobi and Lambillionea, Tervuren, February, 1999, 219 pp. Reference page
  • Williams, M.C. 2007. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page