Cigaritis lilacinus

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Cigaritis lilacinus


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Aphnaeinae
Genus: Cigaritis
Species: Cigaritis lilacinus


Cigaritis lilacinus (Moore, 1884).

Type locality: N. India.

Holotype: not located.


  • Aphnaeus lilacinus Moore, 1884: 28: 122; de Nicéville, 1890: 354.
  • Apharitis lilacinus (Moore); Evans, 1927: 177.
  • Aphnaeus aestivus Swinhoe, [1887]: 428, pl. 40, fig. 1. Synonymised by Evans, 1927: 177.
  • Spindasis lilacinus (Moore); D'Abrera, 1986: 604.
  • Cigaritis lilacinus (Moore); Wynter-Blyth, 1982: 331; Savela, consulted 12.xii.2011.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III: pp. 536-672. Melbourne.
  • Evans, W. H., 1927. The identification of Indian butterflies, edn 1. xii + 302 pp., 32 pls, 11 figs. Madras.
  • Moore, F., 1884. Descriptions of some new Asiatic diurnal lepidoptera; chiefly from Specimens contained in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt II, 53(1):16-52.
  • de Nicéville, L., 1890. The butterflies of India, Burmah & Ceylon. 3. Calcutta, xi + 503 pp. Text, Plates.
  • Savela, M. Funet: Theclinae.
  • Swinhoe, C., [1887]. On the Lepidoptera of Mhow in central India. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1886(4): 421-465, pls 40, 41.
  • Wynter-Blyth, M. A., 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region Scholarly Publications, 523pp, (1982 Reprint).