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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Melitaeini
Genus: Dymasia
Higgins, 1960
Species: D. dymas
Binomial name
Dymasia dymas
(W.H. Edwards, 1877)
  • Melitaea dymas W.H. Edwards, 1877
  • Melitaea larunda Strecker, [1878]
  • Melitaea senrabii Barnes, 1900
  • Melitaea chara W.H. Edwards, [1884]
  • Microtia imperialis Bauer, 1959
  • Melitaea chara ab. jacintoi Gunder, 1924
  • Melitaea chara ab. nitela Comstock, 1926

Dymasia is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. It is found from the southern United States to Central America. Its single species is Dymasia dymas, the tiny checkerspot or dyman checkerspot.[1][2]


  • D. d. dymas – tiny checkerspot (Texas)
  • D. d. chara (W.H. Edwards, [1884]) – Chara checkerspot (Arizona)
  • D. d. imperialis (Bauer, 1959) (California)


  1. ^ "Dymasia Higgins, 1960" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Glassberg, J. (2007) A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America, Sunstreak Books, p. 85.