The Butterflies of Monteverde: Hairstreaks & Blues

Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae


This list includes the lycaenid species recorded from the Monteverde region of the Tilarán Mountain Range in northern Costa Rica (above 700 m in elevation on either the Atlantic or Pacific slope). Most of the specimens were identified by Dr. Robert Robbins, of the U. S. National Musem, Washington, D.C. and Dr. Paul Opler, of Loveland, Colorado.


Allosmaitia strophius (Godart, 1824)
Arawacus aetolus (Sulzer, 1776)
Arawacus sito (Boisduval, 1836)
Arcas splendor (Druce, 1907)
Atlides carpasia (Hewitson, 1868)
Brangas carthaea (Hewitson, 1868)
Brangas near torfrida (Hewitson, 1867)
Brangas sp. nov.
Calycopis clarina (Hewitson, 1874)
Calycopis demonassa (Hewitson, 1868)
Calycopis isobeon (Butler & Druce, 1872)
Calycopis orcillula (Strand, 1916)
Calycopis tamos (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Chlorostrymon simaethis (Drury, 1779)
Chlorostrymon telea (Hewitson, 1868)
Contrafacia bassania (Hewitson, 1868)
Cyanophrys agricolor (Butler & Druce, 1872)
Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)
Cyanophrys longula (Hewitson, 1868)
Denivia augustinula (Goodson, 1945)
Denivia theocritus (Fabricius, 1793)
Dicya upupa (Druce, 1907)
Electrostrymon mathewi (Hewitson, 1874)
Erora aura (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Erora nitetis (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Erora near nitetis (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Erora carla (Schaus, 1902) or E. vevenae
Eumaeus minijas (Hübner, [1809])
Everes comyntas, cf. (Godart)
Evenus coronata (Hewitson, 1865)
Gibbonota barajo (Reakirt, 1867)
Hemiargus ceraunus, cf. (Fabricius, 1793)
Hypostrymon renidens (Draudt, 1920)
Ignata gadira (Hewitson, 1867)
Ignata near gadira (Hewitson, 1867)
Janthecla janthina (Hewitson, 1867)
Kisutam near hesperitis (Butler & Druce, 1872)
Kisutam syllis (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Lamprospilus coelicolor (Butler & Druce, 1872)
Lamprospilus near coelicolor #2 (Butler & Druce 1872)
Leptotes cassius, cf. (Cramer, [1775])
Magnastigma elsa (Hewitson, 1877)
Micandra cyda (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Michaelus jebus (Godart, 1824)
Michaelus vibidia (Hewitson, 1869)
Ministrymon azia Hewitson, 1873
Ministrymon cleon (Fabricius, 1775)
Ministrymon inoa (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Ministrymon zilda Hewitson
Nesiostrymon celona (Hewitson, 1874)
Nesiostrymon dodava (Hewitson, 1877)
Nesiostrymon tera Hewitson
Ocaria ocrisia (Hewitson, 1868)
Ocaria odinus (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
Paiwarria antinous (Felder & Felder, 1865)
Panthiades bathis Fabricius
Parrhassius polibetes (Stoll, [1781])
Pseudolycaena damo (Druce, 1875)
Rekoa marius (Lucas, 1857)
Rekoa palegon (Stoll, 1780)
Siderus philinna (Hewitson, 1868)
Strymon albata (C. & R. Felder, 1865)
Strymon bebrycia (Hewitson, 1868)
Strymon cestri (Reakirt, 1867)
Strymon columella (Fabricius, 1793)
Strymon gabatha (Hewitson, 1870)
Strymon yojoa (Reakirt, 1867)
‘Thecla’ arza Hewitson
‘Thecla’ augustinus Butler & Druce
‘Thecla’ charichlorus (Butler & Druce, 1872)
‘Thecla’ cupentus (Stoll 1781)
‘Thecla’ denarius (Butler & Druce, 1872)
‘Thecla’ epopea (Hewitson 1870)
‘Thecla’ eunus Godman & Salvin, 1887
‘Thecla’ hesychia Godman & Salvin
‘Thecla’ hyas (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
‘Thecla’ iambe Godman & Salvin
‘Thecla’ keila Hewitson, 1869
‘Thecla’ lollia Godman & Salvin
‘Thecla’ mycon (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
‘Thecla’ near latagus #1 (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
‘Thecla’ oceia Godman & Salvin, 1887
‘Thecla’ paralus (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
‘Thecla’ paron (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
‘Thecla’ petelina Hewitson
‘Thecla’ sethon G & S
‘Thecla’ sp. nov. near latagus
‘Thecla’ tephraeus (Geyer, 1837)
‘Thecla’ theia (Hewitson, 1870)
‘Thecla’ undulata (Hewitson, 1867)
Theclopsis demea (Hewitson, 1874)
Theorema eumenia Hewitson, [1865]
(Thereus) ortalus Godman & Salvin
Theritas mavors (Hübner, 1818)
Tmolus crolinus (Butler & Druce, 1872)
Tmolus echion (Linnaeus, 1767)
Tmolus sp. nov. near heraldica

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Created: 8 November 2001.