Hypolycaena phorbas dictaea

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Hypolycaena phorbas dictaea, Type female, Waigeo, from BMNH
ditto Underside


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: Hypolycaenini
Genus: Hypolycaena
Species: Hypolycaena phorbas
Subspecies: Hypolycaena phorbas dictaea


Hypolycaena phorbas dictaea C. Felder & R. Felder, [1865]

Type Locality: Waigeo.

Holotype: ♀ coll. A. R. Wallace, BMNH.


  • Hypolycaena dictaea C. & R. Felder, [1865]: 242, Pl.30 figs 19,20; Parsons, 1999: 402.
  • Hypolycaena phorbas dictaea Felder, Seitz, 1926: 985; Cassidy & Rawlins, 2011: 60.



  • The Papua Insects Foundation, images.
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