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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: Theorema
Species: T. dysmenia – T. eumenia – T. pyrczia – T. sapho

Theorema Hewitson, [1865]: 69.

Type species: Theorema eumenia Hewitson, [1865]: 69, pl. 27, figs 1,2.

Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9: 1-509.Reference page.
Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page.


Butterflies of America Type Specimens

Theorema is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The members (species) of this genus are found in the Neotropical realm.

Theorema eumenia Hewitson, 1865 Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama.
Theorema sapho (Staudinger, 1888) Colombia
Theorema dysmenia Draudt, 1919 Colombia.


Hewitson, W. C., 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls.

Further reading

Bálint, Zsolt; Constantino, Luis M.; Salazar-E, Julián A.; Andrade-C, M. Gonzalo; Campos-Salazar, Lina R. (December 2009). "Notes on the genus Theorema with special regard to Colombia and description of a new species from Venezuela (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae)". Boletín Científico. Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural. 13 (2): 126–141. S2CID 86559578.

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