Caleta (butterfly)

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Caleta
Angled Pierrot (Caleta caleta) in Talakona forest, AP W IMG 8599.jpg
Angled Pierrot (Caleta caleta) in Talakona forest, Andhra Pradesh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Caleta

Caleta is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae, mainly found in Southeast Asia. The common name Pierrot is used for some species. Caleta was erected by Hans Fruhstorfer in 1922 in Adalbert Seitz's Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde (The Macrolepidoptera of the World).

In his generic classification of the Polyommatini, Toshiya Hirowatari included nine species in Caleta:

Cladistics of Caleta after Hirowatari, 1992

Recorded host plants include Ziziphus oenoplia (Rhamnaceae)

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