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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: Eumaeus
Species: E. atala – E. childrenae – E. godartii – E. minyas – E. toxana – E. toxea

Eumaeus Hübner, 1819: 67.

Type species: Rusticus minyas Hübner, 1809: pl. 97.

Eumenia Godart, 1824, Encyclopédie Méthodique 9 (2): 826, TS: Eumenia toxea Godart, 1824.
Eumaea Geyer, 1834
Epula Gistel, 1848 (


Glassberg, J., 2007. A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books.
Hübner, J. 1796–1838 (continued by Geyer, G.) Sammlung europaische Schmetterlinge. 1 Papiliones: 194+8pp, 207 plates, Augsburg. BHL text, plates. Reference page.
Hübner, J. 1819. Verzeichniß bekannter Schmettlinge 2–11: 17–176. BHL Reference page.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page.


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Eumaeus is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae.
Selected species

Eumaeus atala (Poey, 1832) – Atala – Bahamas, Cuba, Isla de Juventud
Eumaeus toxea (Godart, 1824) – Mexican cycadian[1] – eastern and western Mexico to Nicaragua (southern Texas as very rare stray)
Eumaeus childrenae (G. Gray, 1832) – great cycadian – [= debora], eastern and southern Mexico to Honduras
Eumaeus godartii (Boisduval, 1870) – white-tipped cycadian – Nicaragua to western Ecuador
Eumaeus minyas (Hübner, [1809]) – Minyas cycadian – Colombia to Peru and central Brazil
Eumaeus toxana (Boisduval, 1870) Venezuela to Bolivia


"Eumaeus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-01-11.

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