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Danis danis philostratus, ♂,♀, Maluku, Bacan.
Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Danis
Species: (10)
D. concolor – D. danis – D. drucei – D. glaucopis – D. hengis – D. melimnos – D. metrophanes – D. phroso – D. regalis – D. wallacei


Danis Fabricius, 1807: 286.

Type species: Papilio danis Cramer, [1775] 1: 111, by selection of Hemming, 1964a.


  • Thysonotis Hübner, [1819], 2: 20. A junior objective synonym of Danis Fabr.
  • Hadothera Billberg, 1820: 80. A junior objective synonym of Danis Fabr.
  • Damis [sic] Boisduval, 1832: 67. A junior objective synonym of Danis Fabr.
  • Tysonotis [sic] Hübner; Fruhstorfer, 1915: 235.


  • Billberg, G.J. 1820. Enumeratio insectorum in museo Gust. Joh. Billberg. Stockholm, 138 pp. BHL reference page 
  • Boisduval, J. B., 1832. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe (etc). Faune entomologique de l'Ocean Pacifique (etc). Part 1 Archive Paris. J Tastu, 267 pp. reference page 
  • Cramer, P., 1775-1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, 4 vols (252 pp. 400 pls.) and Suppl. (184 pp. 42 pls.) 1, 2 txt, pls; 3 both, 4 txt, pls; Supplement [1]. reference page 
  • Fabricius, J.C., 1807. In Illiger, J. K. W. Magazin für insektenkunde 6: 279-289. reference page 
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1915a. Neue Formen der gattung Thysonotis und Aufzählung der bekannten Rassen auf Grund morphologische Unterschungen. Soc. Ent. 30: 39-40, 42-45, 49-52. reference page 
  • Hemming, A. F., 1964a. Selection of lectotypes for two nominal species of the family Lycaenidae. XXII. Annotationes Lepidopterologicae 3: 105. reference page 
  • Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. 1967, Suppl. 9. BHL. reference page 
  • Hirowatari, T., 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture (B), 44 (Suppl.) reference page 
  • Hübner, J. 1816–1826. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge. Augsburg. Papilionoidea. BHL reference page 
  • Yagishita, A., 2000: A new subspecies of Danis danis (Cramer) [1775] from Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae). Futao 34: 12-13.
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