Horaga onyx

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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: Horagini
Genus: Horaga
Species: Horaga onyx
Subspecies: H. o. akronyx – H. o. cingalensis – H. o. decolor – H. o. fruhstorferi – H. o. moltrechti – H. o. onyx – H. o. rana – H. o. sardonyx – H. o. zuniga


Horaga onyx (Moore, [1858])

Type locality: N.W. Himalayas.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.


  • Myrina onyx Doubleday, 1847: 22 (nomen nudum).
  • Thecla onyx Moore, [1858]: 30, nec Boisduval, MS.
  • Horaga onyx (Moore); Moore, 1882 : 247.
  • Horaga onyx onyx (Moore); Fruhstorfer, 1912: 232, fig. 3; Evans, 1927: 187; Cowan, 1966: 115, pl.1, figs.1, 2; Pinratana, 1981: 125, pl. 23, fig. 3, pl. 31, fig. 4; Smith, 1993: 43, pl. 20B, figs B8, B12; Yutaka, consulted 20.x.2012 (images).
  • Horaga onyx arta [forma] Fruhstorfer, 1914: 34. Assam.


  • Cowan C. F., 1966. Indo-oriental Horagini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 18(4): 105–141, 3 pls. BHL Reference page
  • Doubleday, E. 1847. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, Part 2, London. BHL Reference page
  • Evans, W. H., 1927. The identification of Indian butterflies, Edition 1, xii + 302 pp., 32 pls, 11 figs. Madras. text, plates Reference page
  • Fruhstorfer, H. 1911. Ubersicht der Lycaeniden des Indo-Australischen Gebiets. Begründet auf die Ausbeute und die Sammlung des Autors. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 56(3/4): 197–272, 4 figs. BHL (text), BHL (figs). Reference page
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1914. Neue Lycaenidae. Deut. ent. Zeit. (Iris) 28(1): 33–35; (2): 121-137. BHL1; BHL2. Reference page
  • Moore, F., [1858]. in Moore, F. & Horsfield, T. Catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the Museum of the Honourable East India Company 1 i-v, 1-14, 17-278, i-iv, 1-11; pls 1-12, 1a-6a. London. Vol.1 plates. Reference page
  • Moore, F., 1882. List of the Lepidoptera collected by the Rev. J. H. Hocking, chiefly in the Kangra district, N. W. Himalayas, with descriptions of new genera and species, Part 1. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1882: 234–263, 2 pls. BHL text, plates. Reference page
  • Pinratana, A., 1981. Butterflies in Thailand, Vol. 4, Lycaenidae.Viratham Press, Bangkok.
  • Smith, C., 1993. Illustrated Checklist of Nepal's Butterflies, 128pp. Rohit Kumar, Lashkar (Gwalior).
  • Yutaka, I. & Saito, K., A Checklist of Butterflies in Indo-China, Chiefly from Thailand, Laos & Vietnam.
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