Thestius, Hubner, 1819

Cock, Matthew J. W. & Robbins, Robert K., 2016, Annotated checklist and biogeographic composition of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad, West Indies, Insecta Mundi 2016 (506), pp. 1-33: 10

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Thestius   section

Megathecla cupentus (Stoll, 1781)  

Tmolus cupentus (Stoll)   : Kaye (1940, no. 217a), Barcant (1970, no. 304)

Kaye (1940) reports a specimen from St. Ann’s (R. Dick). R. Dick’s specimen is in Barcant’s collection. We are not aware of any subsequent records.

We follow Robbins (2004), Faynel (2010), Diringer (2012) and Robbins et al. (2012) in placing this species in Megathecla Robbins   , as we do not accept the need to place it in a separate monotypic genus, Cupathecla Bálint   , as proposed by Bálint (2005).

Transandean and Amazonian Region

Thestius lycabas (Cramer, 1777)  

Siderus ocrida (Hewitson)   : Kaye (1940, no. 239a), Barcant (1970, no. 343) [synonym]

Amazonian Region