Cigaritis syama

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Cigaritis syama peguanus, ♂, Nepal, 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 syama
Subspecies: C. s. frigidus – C. s. hainana – C. s. negrita – C. s. peguanus – C. s. sepulveda – C. s. syama – C. s. terana


Cigaritis syama (Horsfield, [1829]).

Type locality: Indonesia, Java.

Holotype: not located.


  • Amblypodia syama Horsfield, [1829]: 107.
  • Aphnaeus syama (Horsfield); Fruhstorfer, 1912: 216.
  • Aphnaeus syama var. leechi ab. paroeica Strand, 1922: 19.
  • Spindasis syama (Horsfield); Evans, 1927: 179; D'Abrera, 1986: 602; Eliot, 1992: 264, 418, pl. 38, figs 31, 32, 33.
  • Spindasis syama ab. nakaharai Naritomi, 1941: 116.
  • Cigaritis syama (Horsfield); Savela, consulted 28.xii.2011; Yutaka, consulted 4.i.2012.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III: pp. 536-672. Melbourne.
  • Eliot, J. N., 1992. In Corbet & Pendlebury, The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th Edn. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Evans, W. H., 1927. The identification of Indian butterflies, edn 1. xii + 302 pp., 32 pls, 11 figs. Madras.
  • Fruhstorfer, H. 1912. Ubersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begründet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 56(3/4): 197–272, 4 figs. BHL (text), BHL (figs). Reference page
  • 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.
  • Naritomi, Y., 1941. Notes on some butterflies including the description of a new aberrant form of Aeromachus inachus Ménétriès. Zephyrus 9(2): 112–116, 11 figs.
  • Savela, M. Funet: Theclinae.
  • Strand, E., 1922. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute. Ent. Zeit. 36(1): 1-2. 6-7, 11, 15, 19.
  • Yutaka, I. & Saito, K., A Checklist of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from Thailand, Laos & Vietnam.
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