Cupido minimus

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Cupido minimus minimus, ♂/♀, England, Maidenhead, Alan Cassidy photo.

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Cupido
Species: Cupido minimus
Subspecies: C. m. ihagvajavi – C. m. minimus – C. m. sanconensis – C. m. trinacriae

Name[edit]

Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775)

Type Locality: Switzerland

Holotype: Not located

Synonymy[edit]

  • Papilio minimus Füessly, 1775: 31.

References[edit]

  • Füessly, J. C. (1775): Verzeichnis der ihm bekannten Schweizerischen Inseckten. Zürich und Winterthur, Verfasser 4to: 12 + 62 pp, 1 cpl.
  • Gil-T., F. (2006): Cupido carswelli (Stempffer, 1927): Morphology of its chrysalis and genitalia compared with those of Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775) and Cupido lorquinii (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Atalanta 37 (1/2): 150–160, 280-281. (PDF).
  • Gil-T., F. (2017): Cupido carswelli (Stempffer, 1927), endemism from SE. Spain, a different species of Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775): updated distribution, identification of its larval host-plant and notes on taxonomy, ecology and morphology (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Atalanta 48 (1-4): 197–203.(PDF).
  • Mérit, X. & Mérit, V. 2008. Une nouvelle sous-espèce de Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775) de Sicile (Italie) : sanconensis subspec. nova (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae). Bulletin des Lépidoptéristes Parisiens 17(39): 9–11. Reference page
  • NCBI link: Cupido minimus

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Small Blue
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