Cigaritis brunnea

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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: Cigaritis
Species: Cigaritis brunnea


Cigaritis brunnea (Jackson, 1966).

Type locality: Zimbabwe: “Victoria Falls”.

Holotype: tbc.


  • Spindasis brunnea Jackson, 1966: 529; Pringle et al., 1994: 173; D'Abrera, 2009: 706.
  • Cigaritis brunnea (Jackson); Heath et al., 2002; Williams, 2008.


  • D'Abrera, B., 2009. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, new and revised edition, Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae. Hill House, Melbourne, London. 260pp. reference page 
  • Heath, A., Newport, M.A., & Hancock, D., 2002. The butterflies of Zambia. African Butterfly Research Institute and The Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa. i-xvii, 1-137. reference page 
  • Jackson, T. H. E., 1966. A revision of the genus Chloroselas Butler, with a note on Alaena Boisduval and descriptions of a few new African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera – Lycaenidae). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 13 (8): 523-531. reference page 
  • Pringle, E.L.L., Henning, G.A. & Ball, J.B. [Eds] 1994. Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, 2nd edn. Struik Winchester, Cape Town: 1-800. reference page