Chrysoritis adonis

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Chrysoritis
Species: Chrysoritis adonis


Chrysoritis adonis (Pennington, 1962)

Type locality: RSA, Gydo Mountain, Ceresd District, 5300 ft.

Holotype: Coll. Pennington. male ♂. 9.I.1959.



  • Pennington, K.M., 1962: Descriptions of a new Neptis, new Lycaenidae, and records of rare species and additions to the list of Southern African Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 25: 266-286.
  • Williams, M. Afrotropical Butterflies. Consulted 26.iv.2009.