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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: Theclini
Genus: Thecla
Species: T. betulae – T. betulina – T. ohyai

Thecla Fabricius, 1807: 286.

Type species: Papilio betulae Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation by Swainson, 1821.

Aurotis Dalman, 1816
Ruralis Tutt, 1906
Zephyrus Dalman, 1816

Thecla betulae

Thecla betulae, male


Fabricius, J.C. 1807. In Illiger, J. K. W. Magazin für Insektenkunde 6: 279–289. BHL. Reference page.
Fujioka, T., 1994. Zephyrus (Theclini butterflies) in the world (7). Genera Thecla, Shirozua and Wagimo. Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 9: 3–18. Reference page.
Morita, S., 2003. Eight new subspecies of Theclini (Lycaenidae) from China and Vietnam. Futao 42: 8–13. Reference page.
Morita, S., 2003. Eight new subspecies of Theclini (Lycaenidae) from China and Vietnam. Futao 42: 8–13. Reference page.
Weeks, A.G. Jr., 1901. Descriptions of some new Butterflies of the genera Thecla, Euptychia, Telegonus and Achlyodes. Proceedings of the New England Zoological Club 2: 101-108. Reference page.

Thecla is a genus of butterflies, described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1807, belonging to the family Lycaenidae. The species are found in the Palaearctic.

Several, including:

Thecla betulae (Linnaeus, 1758) - brown hairstreak
Thecla betulina Staudinger, 1887
Thecla ohyai Fujioka, 1994 China, Yunnan, Li-Kiang.
Thecla chalybeia, De Nicéville 1892
Thecla hemon (Cramer, 1775) formerly in the, then. wastebasket taxon "Thecla" sensu lato

Thecla hemon
= Theritas hemon Cramer, 1775
Thecla leechii, De Nicéville 1892
Thecla letha, (Watson, 1896)
Thecla pavo, (De Nicéville, 1887)
Thecla ziha, (Hewitson, 1865)


Taxon profile at BioLib
"Thecla Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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