Deudorix livia

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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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
Tribe: Deudorigini
Genus: Deudorix
Subgenus: Virachola
Species: Deudorix livia
Subspecies: D. l. barnetti – D. l. livia


Deudorix livia (Klug, [1834]).

Type Locality: Egypt, "Inter Kineh et Assuan".

Holotype: not located.


  • Lycaena livia Klug, 1834: pl. 40, figs 3-6.
  • Lampides ethoda Walker, 1870: 51. Synonymised in Tshikolovets, 2011: 140.
  • Virachola livia pallescens Rothschild, 1921: 154. Synonymised in Tshikolovets, 2011: 140.
  • Deudorix livia (Klug); Tshikolovets, 2011.


  • Klug, J. C. F., 1829-1845. Insects. In Ehrenberg, C. G., Symbolae physicae et descriptiones insectorum… Hemprich et Ehrenberg, Berlin, unpaginated letterpress, 50 pls. reference page 
  • Rothschild, W., 1921. On the Lepidoptera collected by Captain A. Buchanan in northern Nigeria and the southern Sahara in 1919-1920. Novit zool. 28: 142-170, 215-229.
  • Tshikolovets, V. V., 2011. Butterflies of Europe & the Mediterranean Area Tshikolovets Publications, Pardubice, Czech Republic. ISBN 1978-80-904900-0-0.
  • Walker, F., 1870. A list of the butterflies collected by J.K. Lord, Esq., in Egypt, along the African shore of the Red Sea, and in Arabia; with descriptions of the species new to science. Entomologist 5: 48-57.