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Theritas mavors 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: Theritas
Species: T. acontius – T. adamsi – T. anna – T. arene – T. augustinula – T. augustula – T. crines – T. danaus – T. drucei – T. harrietta – T. hemon – T. lisus – T. margaritacea – T. mavors – T. monica – T. paupera – T. theocritus – T. triquetra – T. viresco


Theritas Hübner, 1818.

Type Species: Theritas mavors Hübner, 1818: 31, pl(33), figs 189,190.


from Lamas, 2004: 119.

  • Denivia K. Johnson, 1992.
  • Aveexcrenota Salazar & K. Johnson, 1997.
  • Lucilda D'Abrera & Bálint, 2001.
  • Margaritheclus Bálint, 2002.


  • Bálint, Zs. & A. Moser, 2007: Description of a Denivia species from south and southeast Brazil with notes on the genus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Eumaeini). Folia Entomologica Hungarica 68: 147–156. Full article: [1].
  • D'Abrera & Bálint, 2001. The Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World. Melbourne, Hill House Publications. 353 pp., 150 pls., figs. Reference page
  • Hübner J. 1818–1825. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge [sic], bestehend in Bekundigung einzelner Fliegmuster neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen: (1)1–32; (2)1–32; (3)1–40; (4)1–48; (5)1–52, pls. 1–172. BHL text, plates. Reference page
  • Johnson, K. 1992. Genera and species of the Neotropical 'elfin'-like hairstreak butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. Theclinae). Rep. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wis. (Stevens Point) 22(2): 136–279. ill. PDF. Reference page
  • K. Johnson, Salazar, J.A. and Vélez, J.H., 1997. New species of Micandra Staudinger from Colombia with distinction of Trochusinus, a new genus of the Eumaeini. Revista de Theclinae colombianos 2(15): [ii] + 1-15, 4 figs. (15 August). Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera Volume 5A; Checklist: 4A; Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Assoc. Trop. Lep. Inc, Gainesville. Reference page