Cigaritis homeyeri

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Cigaritis homeyeri, as Aphnaeus homeyeri from original description.


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 homeyeri


Cigaritis homeyeri (Dewitz, [1887]).

Type locality: [Democratic Republic of Congo]: “Mukenge”.

Holotype: Berlin Museum.


  • Aphnaeus homeyeri Dewitz, [1887]: 429, pl. 2,figs 5-5c.
  • Spindasis kallimon Druce, 1905: 254, pl. 13, fig. 9. [Democratic Republic of Congo, not Zambia] (see Cookson, 1954): “North-West Rhodesia”.
  • Spindasis homeyeri fracta (form), Stempffer, 1948: 189. [Zimbabwe]: “Umtali (South Rhodesia)”.
  • Spindasis homeyeri (Dewitz, 1886); Stempffer, 1967: 159; Dickson & Kroon, 1978; Pringle et al., 1994: 172; D'Abrera, 2009: 704. [date of authorship erroneous]
  • Spindasis homeyeri kallimon Druce; Stempffer, 1967: 159.
  • Spindasis homeyeri (Dewitz, 1887). Ackery et al., 1995.
  • Cigaritis homeyeri (Dewitz, 1887). Heath et al., 2002; Williams, consulted 15.iii.2015.


  • D'Abrera, B., 2009. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, new and revised edition, Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae. Hill House, Melbourne, London. 260pp. reference page 
  • 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 
  • Cookson, H., 1954. Correction of locality name of new butterflies caught by H. Cookson in 1903, 1904, and 1905 and described by H. Druce. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 17: 265.
  • Dewitz, H., [1887]. Neue westafrikanische Tagschmetterlinge. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift 30(2): 427-430, pl. 2, figs 1-9. reference page 
  • C.G.C. Dickson, 1978. List of southern African lycaenid subfamilies and genera, in approximate systematic sequence. In: Dickson, C.G.C., & Kroon, D.M. [Eds]. Pennington’s butterflies of southern Africa. A.D. Donker, Johannesburg: 1-670. reference page 
  • Druce, H.H. 1905: Descriptions of some new species of diurnal Lepidoptera, collected by Mr. Harold Cookson in northern Rhodesia, in 1903 and 1904. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, [53(2)]: 251-262, pl. XIII. BHL 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 
  • 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 
  • Stempffer, H., 1948. Contribution a l’etude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne. Revue Francaise d’Entomologie 15: 185-196. reference page 
  • Stempffer, H. 1967. The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology. Supplement 10: 322pp, 1pl. BHL reference page