Cigaritis modestus

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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 modestus
Subspecies: C. m. heathi – C. m. modestus


Cigaritis modestus (Trimen, 1891).

Type locality: [Angola? Namibia?]: “Omrora”.

Holotype: ♂ tbc.


  • Aphnaeus modestus Trimen, 1891: 87, pl. 9, fig. 16.
  • Spindasis modestus (Trimen); Dickson & Kroon, 1978; Ackery et al., 1995; D'Abrera, 2009: 704.
  • Spindasis modesta [sic] (Trimen); Pringle et al., 1994: 172.
  • Cigaritis modestus (Trimen); 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Trimen, R., 1891. On butterflies collected in tropical south-western Africa by Mr A.W. Eriksson. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1891: 59-107, pls 8, 9. text, pls. reference page