Durbania limbata

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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: Poritiinae
Tribus: Liptenini
Subtribus: Durbaniina
Genus: Durbania
Species: Durbania limbata


Durbania limbata Trimen, 1887.

Type locality: [South Africa]: “Natal, Upper Districts, Estcourt and Bushman's River”

Holotype: tbc.


  • D’Urbania limbata Trimen, 1887: 217.
  • D'Urbania amabilis Staudinger, 1888: 268. [South Africa]: “Transvaal”.
  • Durbania limbata Trimen. Swanepoel, 1953a; Stempffer, 1967: 27; Dickson & Kroon, 1978; D'Abrera, 2009: 626; Williams consulted 18.iii.2015.
  • Durbania limbata Trimen and Bowker; Pringle et al., 1994: 130.


  • D'Abrera, B., 2009. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, new and revised edition, Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae. Hill House, Melbourne, London. 260pp. reference page 
  • C.G.C. Dickson, 1978. List of southern African lycaenid subfamilies and genera, in approximate systematic sequence. In: Dickson, C.G.C., & Kroon, D.M. [Eds]. Pennington’s butterflies of southern Africa. A.D. Donker, Johannesburg: 1-670. reference page 
  • Pringle, E.L.L., Henning, G.A. & Ball, J.B. [Eds] 1994. Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, 2nd edn. Struik Winchester, Cape Town: 1-800. reference page 
  • Staudinger, O., 1888, in Staudinger, O. & Schatz, E., 1884-1888. Exotische Schmetterlinge 1. Exotische Tagfalter (1) Beschreibungen. [6], 333 pp. (2) Abbildungen. [4] 100 pls. Fürth. text, plates. reference page 
  • Stempffer, H. 1967. The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology. Supplement 10: 322pp, 1pl. BHL reference page 
  • Trimen, R., 1887. In Trimen, R. & Bowker, J.H. South-African butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2: Erycinidae and Lycaenidae. vi + 242 pp, pls 7-9. London. text, pls. reference page