Arhopala muta muta

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Arhopala muta, ♂, ♀, Indonesia, Java, Courvoisier collection NHM Basel, Alan Cassidy photo.


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: Theclinae
Tribus: Arhopalini
Genus: Arhopala
Species: Arhopala muta
Subspecies: Arhopala muta muta


Arhopala muta muta (Hewitson, 1862)

Type locality: Indonesia, Java.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH


  • Amblypodia muta Hewitson, 1862: 11, pl. 6, figs 57,58.
  • Narathura muta (Hewitson), Evans, 1957: 95.
  • Arhopala muta (Hewitson), Seki et al, 1991: 60. Pl. 34, L189; Eliot, 1992: 419.


  • Corbet, A. S., 1941. A key to the Indo-Malayan species of Arhopala Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B)10(9): 149–183, figs 1-114.
  • 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.
  • Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. and Otsuka, K., 1991. Butterflies of Borneo Vol. 2, No. 1. Lycaenidae. Tobishima Corporation, Tokyo.
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