Anthene philo

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Anthene philo philo, ♂, Sulawesi, Palu, Alan Cassidy photo.
Anthene philo philo,♀, Buton Island, Lasallimu, coll. Schröder/CSSK


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 philo
Subspecies: A. p. philo – A. p. scintillans


Anthene philo (Hopffer, 1874).

Type Locality: Indonesia, Sulawesi.

Lectotype: ♂ MNHU, Sulawesi, designated by Takanami, 1989: 26.


  • Lycaena philo Hopffer, 1874: 27.
  • Lycaenesthes leocrates Hewitson, 1878: 220, pl. 90, figs 5, 10. "Makassar", Sulawesi, ♀ BMNH; Tite, 1966: 266.
  • Lycaenesthes philo f. praeclara Fruhstorfer, 1923: 897, Kalawara.
  • Anthene philo (Hopffer) Tite, 1966: 266; Vane-Wright, 2003: 139.


  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1909-1923. In Seitz, A., Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 9. Stuttgart. reference page 
  • Hopffer, C., 1874. Beitrag zur Lepidopteren-Fauna von Celebes. Ent. Zeit. Stettin. 35:17-47. reference page 
  • Takanami, Y., 1989. On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia. Tyô to Ga 40(1): 23-80.
  • 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.
  • Vane-Wright, R. I. & de Jong, R., 2003. The Butterflies of Sulawesi, NMNH, Leiden.
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