Cigaritis trimeni

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Spindasis trimeni Neave, 1910, ♂.


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 trimeni
Subspecies: (2) per Williams, 2008.
C. t. congolanus – C. t. trimeni


Cigaritis trimeni (Neave, 1910).

Type locality: Zambia, “Upper Kalungwisi valley”.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH; Allotype: ♀ Hope Coll. Oxford.


  • Spindasis trimeni Neave, 1910: 50, pl. 2, fig. 7.
  • Cigaritis trimeni (Neave, 1910). Heath et al., 2002.


  • 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 
  • Neave, S.A., 1910. Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories: Lepidoptera Rhopalocera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1910: 2-86 text plates. reference page