Arhopala alitaeus

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Arhopala alitaeus mira, ♂, ♀, Borneo, Courvoisier collection NHM Basel, Alan Cassidy photo.
Arhopala alitaeus, ♂, from original description, Sulawesi, Macassar.

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Arhopalini
Genus: Arhopala
Species: Arhopala alitaeus
Subspecies: A. a. alitaeus – A. a. magellanus – A. a. masarana – A. a. mindanensis – A. a. mira – A. a. mirabella – A. a. myrtale – A. a. panta – A. a. pardenas – A. a. zilensis

Name[edit]

Arhopala alitaeus (Hewitson, 1862).

Type Locality: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Macassar.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Amblypodia alitaeus Hewitson, 1862: 7, Pl. 5, Figs 45, 46.
  • Amblypodia viviana Röber, 1887: 200, pl. 9, f. 13; Lectotype ♂ MTKD, Sulawesi, Banggai Is., designated by Takanami, 1989: 50.
  • Narathura alitaeus (Hewitson), Evans, 1957: 106.
  • Narathura mindanensis Bethune-Baker; Evans, 1957: 106.
  • Narathura mindanensis zilensis Fruhstorfer; Evans, 1957: 106.
  • Arhopala alitaeus Pinratana, 1981: 86, Pl. 14, fig. 4; Eliot, 1992: 282, Pl. 41, figs 18, 19, Pl. 66, fig. 17; Treadaway, 1995: 75, 76; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003: 123.

References[edit]

  • Eliot, J. N., 1992. In Corbet & Pendlebury, The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th Edn. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Evans, W. H., 1957. A revision of the Arhopala group of oriental lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 5(3): 85-141.
  • Hewitson, W. C., 1862. Specimen of a Catalogue of Lycaenidae in the British Museum. London, British Museum. 15pp, 8 pls.
  • Pinratana, A., 1981. Butterflies in Thailand, Vol. 4, Lycaenidae.Viratham Press, Bangkok.
  • Röber, J., 1887. Neue Schmetterlinge aus Indien. Correspbl. ent. Ver. Iris 1(4): 185-202, pls. 7-9.
  • Schröder, H., and Treadaway, C. G., 2002. Zur kenntnis philippinischer Lycaenidae, 16 (Lepidoptera). Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 23(3): 135-139. reference page 
  • Takanami, Y., 1989. On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia. Tyô to Ga 40(1): 23-80.*Treadaway, C. G., 1995. Checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Nachr. entomol. Apollo Suppl.14: 7-118.
  • Vane-Wright, R. I. & de Jong, R., 2003. The Butterflies of Sulawesi, NMNH, Leiden.
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