Cigaritis iza

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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 iza


Cigaritis iza (Hewitson, 1865).

Type locality: tbc. Probably Ghana (Larsen, 2005).

Holotype: BMNH


  • Aphnaeus iza Hewitson, 1865: 62, pl. 25, fig. 5.
  • Aphnaeus lutosus Plötz, 1880: 200. Ghana: “Aburi”. Synonymized by Larsen, 2005.
  • Spindasis crustaria mysteriosa Clench, 1965: 360. Guinea: “Nzerekore”. Synonymized by Larsen, 2005.
  • Spindasis iza (Hewitson); Ackery et al., 1995; D'Abrera, 2009: 706.
  • Cigaritis iza (Hewitson); Heath et al., 2002; Williams, consulted 15.iii.1915..


  • 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 
  • Clench, H. K., 1965. In Fox, R.M., Lindsey, A.W., Clench, H.K., & Miller, L.D.. The butterflies of Liberia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 19: [iv], ii, 1-438. 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 
  • Hewitson, W. C., 1863-1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. BHL Text Plates. reference page 
  • Larsen, T.B., 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. 2 vols, Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1-595, 1-270. reference page 
  • Plötz, C., 1880. Verzeichniss der vom Professor Dr. R. Buchholz in West-Afrika – vom 5.Gr. nordl. Bis. 3.Gr. sudl, Breite, auf dem Cameroons-Gebirge in unge fahrer hohe von 4000 Fuss und auf der Insel Fernando-Po, vom August 1872 bis November 1875 – gesammelten Schmetterlinge. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 41: Heterocera 76-88 text; Rhopalocera 189-206 text. reference page