Anthene paraffinis

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Lycaenesthini
Genus: Anthene
Species: Anthene paraffinis
Subspecies: A. p. emoloides – A. p. matthias – A. p. nereia – A. p. nissani – A. p. paraffinis


Anthene paraffinis (Fruhstorfer, 1916).

Type Locality: Bismarck Archipelago, Duke of York Is.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.


  • Lycaenesthes emolus paraffinis Fruhstorfer, 1916: 99.
  • Anthene paraffinis (Fruhstorfer) Tite, 1966: 263.


  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1916. Übersicht der indo-australischen Lycaenesthes-formen.. Zool. Meded. 2: 96-102, 4 text figs..
  • 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.