Cigaritis menelas

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Cigaritis menelas ♀, as Spindasis menelas Druce, 1907, 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 menelas


Cigaritis menelas (Druce, 1907).

Type locality: Nigeria: “N. Nigeria: Afikpo”.

Holotype: BMNH


  • Spindasis menelas Druce, 1907: 80, pl. 2, fig. 5; D'Abrera, 2009: 706.
  • Cigaritis menelas (Druce); 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 
  • Druce, H. H. 1907. Descriptions of some new butterflies from tropical Africa. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1907: 77-82. 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