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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Mithras
Species: M. elis – M. hannelore – M. nautes – M. oroanna – M. orobia – M. orobiana – M. orocana – M. villaanna – M. vossoroca
Name

Mithras Hübner, 1819: 79.

Type species: Papilio nautes Cramer, [1779]: 70, pl. 233, figs F,G.
Synonymy

Paraspiculatus K. Johnson & Constantino, 1997. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 118.

References

Bálint, Zs., 2002. Paraspiculatus oroanna sp. n. from Peru. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica 63: 113–117. web. Reference page.
Bálint, Zs. & A. Moser, 2001: Notes on the genus Paraspiculatus (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Eumaeini) with a synopsis of the taxa occurring in southern Brazil. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 103B: 249–262. PDF Reference page.
Cramer, P. 1775–1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, Parts 1–3. Pt.1 [1775]: xxx+16, 1–132, pls 1–84; [1776]: 133–156, pls 85–96; Pt.2 [1777]: 1–152, pls 97–192; Pt.3 [1779]: 1–104, pls 193–252; [1780]: 105–176, pls 253–288; Pt.4 [1780]: 1–246, pls 289–400. Reference page.
Hübner, J. 1819. Verzeichniß bekannter Schmettlinge 2–11: 17–176. BHL Reference page.
Johnson & Constantino, 1997. Paraspiculatus, a new genus of the Eumaeini. Revista de Theclinae Colombianos 2(10): 1–8, 1 fig. Reference page.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. Reference page.

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