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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: Arawacus
Species: (17)
A. aethesa – A. aetolus – A. binangula – A. dolylas – A. dumenilii – A. ellida – A. euptychia – A. hypocrita – A. jada – A. leucogyna – A. lincoides – A. meliboeus – A. separata – A. sito – A. tadita – A. tarania – A. togarna

Arawacus Kaye, 1904: 197.

Type Species: Papilio linus Sulzer, 1776: 147, pl. 19, figs 10, 11, by original designation.

Polyniphes Kaye, 1904: 191.
Dolymorpha Holland, 1931: 228.
Tigrinota K. Johnson, 1992: 185.


Holland, W. J., 1931. The Butterfly Book, 2nd edition. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co. :vii-xii, 3-424 pp, 198 f, 77 pls. 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.
Kaye, W.J. 1904. A catalogue of the Lepidoptera Rhopalocera of Trinidad. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 52(2): 159–228, pls 17,18. text, plates. Reference page.
Robbins, R. K., 2000. The new world hairstreak genus Arawacus Kaye (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 102(1): 162-169. Archive. Reference page.
Sulzer, J.H., 1776. Abgekurtze Geschichte der Insecten nach dem Linaeischen System, Erster Theil. Winterthur, bey H. Steiner u. Comp. Buchh. xxviii + 274 pp. BHL Reference page.


Butterflies of America

Arawacus is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. They are commonly called stripestreaks. The species of this genus are found in the Neotropical realm.

Species include:

Arawacus aethesa (Hewitson, 1867) Brazil (Bahia)
Arawacus aetolus (Sulzer, 1776) Columbia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Bolivia, Suriname
Arawacus binangula (Schaus, 1902) Brazil (Paraná)
Arawacus dolylas (Cramer, [1777]) Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia
Arawacus dumenilii (Godart, [1824]) Venezuela, Trinidad
Arawacus ellida (Hewitson, 1867) Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
Arawacus euptychia (Draudt, 1920 Brazil
Arawacus hypocrita (Schaus, 1913) Costa Rica, Mexico
Arawacus jada (Hewitson, 1867) North America – creamy stripe-streak, nightshade hairstreak
Arawacus leucogyna (C. & R.Felder, 1865) Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia
Arawacus lincoides (Draudt, 1917) Colombia
Arawacus meliboeus (Fabricius, 1793) Brazil
Arawacus separata (Lathy, 1926) Peru, Paraguay
Arawacus sito (Boisduval, 1836) Mexico, south to Central America – fine-lined stripe-streak
Arawacus tadita (Hewitson, 1877) Brazil (Paraná)
Arawacus tarania (Hewitson, 1868) Brazil (Paraná, Minas Gerais)
Arawacus togarna (Hewitson, 1867) Mexico, Bolivia

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