Chilades serrula

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Chilades
Species: Chilades serrula


Chilades serrula (Mabille, 1890).

Type locality: Senegal.

Holotype: not located.


  • Lycaena serrula Mabille, 1890: 25.
  • Freyeria serrula (Mabille); Ackery et al., 1995.
  • Chilades serrula (Mabille); Hesselbarth et al., 1995.

Note: Balint, 1999: 46 suggests that C. serrula may be a junior subjective synonym of Chilades naidina, but has not made a formal synonymy.


  • 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 
  • Bálint, Z.,1999. Annotated list of type specimens of Polyommatus sensu Eliot of the Natural History Museum, London (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 46: 3–82. 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 
  • Mabille, P., 1890a. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d’Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et aout 1886. Lepidopteres avec des notes sur quelques autres especes d’Afrique. Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France (Ser. 6)10: 17-51. reference page