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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Contrafacia
Species: C. ahola – C. bassania – C. francis – C. imma – C. marmoris – C. muattina

Contrafacia Johnson, 1989: 39.

Type Species: Contrafacia mexicana Johnson, 1989 [=C. imma (Prittwitz, 1865)].

Orcya Johnson, 1990: 53, TS: Thecla orcynia Hewitson, 1868 [=C. imma (Prittwitz, 1865)]. Synonymy in Lamas, 2004: 123.


Johnson, K., 1989. A revisionary study of the Neotropical hairstreak butterfly genus Noreena and its new sister genus Contrafacia (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Journal of the New York entomological Society 97(1): 11–46, 10 figs, 3 tabs. (29 March). BHL. Reference page.
Johnson, K., 1990. The new hairstreak genus Orcya, a revision of the Neotropical "Thecla" orcynia assemblage (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Journal of the New York entomological Society 98(1): 50–87, 12 figs., 1 tab. (11 April). BHL. 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.

Contrafacia is a genus of Neotropical butterflies in the family Lycaenidae.

Contrafacia bassania (Hewitson, 1868) Mexico
Contrafacia marmoris (Druce, 1907) Colombia, Venezuela
Contrafacia ahola (Hewitson, 1867) Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador
Contrafacia imma (Prittwitz, 1865) Mexico, Guatemala, Surinam, French Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Contrafacia francis (Weeks, 1901) Bolivia, Argentina
Contrafacia muattina (Schaus, 1902) Brazil


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