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Drupadia ravindra, ♂, Java, from original description.


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: Theclinae
Tribus: Cheritrini
Genus: Drupadia
Species: D. cinderella – D. cindi – D. cineas – D. cinesia – D. cinesoides – D. estella – D. hayashii – D. johorensis – D. niasica – D. ravindra – D. rufotaenia – D. scaeva – D. theda


Drupadia Moore, 1884

Type species: Thecla ravindra Horsfield, 1828.


  • Marmessus Hübner, [1816]; de Nicéville, 1820: 429n. Type species: Papilio lisias Cramer, by subsequent designation (Scudder, 1875: 212). [Misapplication.]
  • Biduanda Distant, 1884:
  • Drupada [sic] Moore; Piepers, 1918: 104. [Mis-spelling].


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