Cigaritis mozambica

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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 mozambica


Cigaritis mozambica (Bertoloni, [1851]).

Type locality: [Mozambique]: “Coste del Coromandel”.

Holotype: not located.


  • Thecla etolus mozambica (var.) Bertoloni, [1850]: 177.
  • Aphnaeus natalensis (Westwood); Hewitson, [1865]: pl. 25, figs 1,2. [Misidentification]
  • Aphnaeus caffer Trimen, 1868: 88. South Africa: “Natal”; Nigeria: “Old Calabar”.
  • Spindasis mozambica (Bertoloni); Stempffer, 1967: 159.
  • Cigaritis mozambica (Bertoloni); Heath et al., 2002; Williams, consulted 15.iii.2015.


  • Trimen, R., 1868. On some undescribed species of South African butterflies including a new genus of Lycaenidae. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 16(1): 69-96. reference page