Cigaritis lohita

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Cigaritis lohita senama, ♂, Thailand, Alan Cassidy photo.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
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
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Aphnaeinae
Genus: Cigaritis
Species: Cigaritis lohita
C. l. formosanus – C. l. himalayanus – C. l. lazularia – C. l. lohita – C. l. panasa – C. l. senama


Cigaritis lohita (Horsfield, [1829]).

Type locality: Indonesia, Java.

Holotype: not located.


  • Amblypodia lohita Horsfield, [1829]: 106.
  • Spindasis lohita (Horsfield); D'Abrera, 1986: 602, Eliot, 1992: 263, 418, pl. 38, figs 34-36, genit. 269.
  • Cigaritis lohita (Horsfield); Savela, consulted 24.xii.2011; Yutaka, consulted 24.xii.2011.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536-672. Melbourne.
  • Eliot, J. N., 1992. In Corbet & Pendlebury, The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th Edn. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Horsfield, T., 1828-1829. A descriptive catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Honourable East India Company. 144 pp., 8 pls. London.
  • Savela, M. Funet: Theclinae.
  • Yutaka, I. & Saito, K., A Checklist of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from Thailand, Laos & Vietnam.
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