Chilades parrhasius

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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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: Polyommatini
Genus: Chilades
Species: Chilades parrhasius
Subspecies: C. p. minuta  – C. p. nila – C. p. parrhasius


Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius, 1793).

Type locality: India: “Habitat in India”.

Holotype: not located.


  • Hesperia parrhasius Fabricius, 1793: 289.
  • Papilio parrhasius (Fabricius); Donovan, 1800: pl. 42, fig. 5.
  • Lycaena parrhasius (Fabricius); Horsfield, 1829: 86.
  • Lampides parrhasius (Fabricius); Butler, [1870]: 165.
  • Cupido parrhasius (Fabricius); Snellen, 1878: 19.
  • Everes parrhasius (Fabricius); Moore, 1881: 85, pl. 36, fig. 7; de Nicéville, 1882: 62.
  • Euchrysops nila Evans, 1925: 339. Sri Lanka.
  • Euchrysops minuta Evans, 1932: 235. Peshawar.
  • Freyeria parrhasius (Fabricius); Ackery et al., 1995.
  • Chilades parrhasius (Fabricius); Hesselbarth et al., 1995.


  • Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R., Vane-Wright, R.I., 1995. Carcasson's African Butterflies: An annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History), London: i-xi, 1-803. reference page 
  • Butler, A. G., [1870]. Catalogue of diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British Museum. (1869). v + 303 pp., 3 pls. London. reference page 
  • Donovan, E., 1800 [-04]. An epitome of the natural history of the insects of India, and of the islands in the Indian seas. Lepidoptera, plates 15-51. T. Bensley, London. reference page 
  • Evans, W. H., 1925. The identification of Indian butterflies, Part 6. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 30(2): 322-351, 2 pls. reference page 
  • Evans, W. H., 1932. The identification of Indian butterflies, Edition 2. 10 + 454 pp., 32 pls. Madras. reference page 
  • Fabricius, J.C., 1793: Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta. Vol. 3(1): [vi], pp. 1-488. C. G. Proft, Hafniae. reference page 
  • Hesselbarth, G., Van Oorschot, H., & Wagener, S., 1995. Die Tagfalter der Turkei unter Berucksichtigung der angrenzenden Lander. Allgemeiner Teil, spezieller Teil. Band 1. Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae. Selbstverlag Sigbert Wagener, Hemdener Weg 19, D 46399 Bocholt, Germany: 1-754. reference page 
  • Horsfield, 1828–1829. A descriptive catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Honourable East India Company. 144 pp., 8 pls. London. text, plates. reference page 
  • Moore, F., 1881. Lepidoptera of Ceylon Volume 1. L. Reeve & Co., London. 190 pp. 71 pls. reference page 
  • de Nicéville, L., 1882. Second list of butterflies taken in Sikkim in October 1882, with notes on habits. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal Pt II, 51(2/3): 54-66. reference page 
  • Snellen, P. C. T., 1877. In Piepers & Snellen, 1877, Opgave van en Aanteekeningen over Lepidoptera in Zud-West Celebes Verzameld. Tijdschr. Ent. 21(1877-1878):1-43, 2 pls. reference page 
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