Cheritrella truncipennis

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Cheritrella truncipennis, ♂♂, N.E India, Bengal, Burma, 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: Cheritrini
Genus: Cheritrella
Species: Cheritrella truncipennis


Cheritrella truncipennis de Nicéville, 1887.

Type Locality: India, Sikkim.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH. vi.1886 (Möller).


  • Cheritrella truncipennis de Nicéville, 1887: 456, pl. 39, figs 3, 4.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis (de Nicéville); Elwes, 1893: 639. Karen Hills, Burma.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis nagana Röber, 1926: 376. Naga Hills, Assam.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis (de Nicéville); Seitz, 1926: 991, pl. 159, fig. a1.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis (de Nicéville); Godfrey, 1930: 343. North Thailand.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis (de Nicéville) = nagana Röber; Evans, 1932: 287, pl. 29, fig.68.
  • Cheritrella truncipennis (de Nicéville); Cowan, 1967: 84.


  • Cowan, C. F., 1967. The Indo-Oriental Tribe Cheritrini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenicae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 20(3): 77-103, 4 pls.
  • Elwes, H. J., 1893. On butterflies collected by Mr. W. Doherty in the Naga and Karen Hills and in Perak (part ii). Proc. zool. Soc. Lond 1892: 617-664, 2pls.
  • Evans, W. H., 1932. The identification of Indian butterflies, edn 2. 10 + 454 pp., 32 pls. Madras.
  • Godfrey, E.J., 1930. A Revised List of the Butterflies of Siam, with Notes on their Geographical Distribution. J. Siam Soc. Nat. Hist. Suppl. 7(4): 203–397.
  • de Nicéville, L., 1887. Descriptions of some new or little-known butterflies from India, with note on …Genus Melanitis. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1887(3): 448-467,pls 39, 40.
  • Röber, J., 1926. Lepidopterologisches (1), (2). Ent. Mitt. 15: 226–230, 372-377.
  • Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Introduction, Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799–1107, pls. 138-175.
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