Anthene licates

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Anthene licates philetas, ♂, Maluku, Bacan


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
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
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Lycaenesthini
Genus: Anthene
Species: Anthene licates
Subspecies: A. l. addenda – A. l. dusuntua – A. l. licates – A. l. philetas


Anthene licates (Hewitson, 1874).

Type Locality: Indonesia, South Sulawesi, Makassar.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.


  • Lycaenesthes licates Hewitson, 1874: 350.
  • Lycaenesthes lycaenina licates Hewitson; Fruhstorfer, 1916: 101, (part).
  • Anthene licates (Hewitson) Corbet, 1938: 249; Tite, 1966: 271.


  • Corbet, A. S., 1938. Observations on certain species of Rhopalocera from the Malay Peninsula. J. Fed. Malay St. Mus. 18(2): 242–262.
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1916. Übersicht der indo-australischen Lycaenesthes-formen.. Zool. Meded. 2: 96–102, 4 text figs..
  • Hewitson, W. C., 1874. Descriptions of new species of Lycaenidae from his own collection. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874(3):343-355.
  • Tite, G. E., 1966. A revision of the genus Anthene from the Oriental region. Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. '18: 253–275, 2 pls, 28 text figs.
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