Emesis lucinda

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Emesis lucinda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Riodinidae
Genus: Emesis
Species: E. lucinda
Binomial name
Emesis lucinda
(Cramer, [1775])[1]
  • Papilio lucinda Cramer, [1775]
  • Papilio dyndima Cramer, [1780]
  • Papilio lassus Fabricius, 1787
  • Emesis lucinda opaca Stichel, 1910

Emesis lucinda (white-patched emesis or lucinda metalmark) is a butterfly of the family Riodinidae. It is found from Mexico to Bolivia and in Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil.

The wingspan is about 36 mm.[2]


Emesis aurimna, Emesis eurydice, Emesis castigata, Emesis fastidiosa, Emesis glaucescens, Emesis liodes and Emesis spreta were all treated as subspecies of Emesis lucinda, but are now considered full species.[3]