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Title: Lithodryas  
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Subject: Papilionoidea, Lycaenidae, Nymphalinae
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Temporal range: Late Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lithodryas
Cockerell, 1909
Species: L. styx
Binomial name
Lithodryas styx
(Scudder, 1889)

Lithopsyche Scudder, 1889 (non Butler, 1889: preoccupied)

Lithopsyche styx Scudder, 1889

Lithodryas is a prehistoric genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae[verification needed]. It was introduced as a replacement for Samuel Hubbard Scudder's genus Lithopsyche which is invalid as a homonym, as another fossil lepidopteran genus had been described under the same name shortly before Scudder established his genus.

The type species was found in Tertiary deposits at Florissant.[1]


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