Jamides alecto

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Jamides alecto alecto, Indonesia, Maluku, Seram, Alan Cassidy photo.
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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Jamides
Species: Jamides alecto
Subspecies: (17) J. a. ageladas – J. a. alecto – J. a. alocina – J. a. batjana – J. a. dromicus – J. a. elpidion – J. a. espada – J. a. fusca – J. a. horsfieldi – J. a. kawazoei – J. a. kondulana – J. a. manilana – J. a. meilichius – J. a. mentawica – J. a. ozea – J. a. rajatus – J. a. thanetus


Jamides alecto (C. Felder, 1860).

  • Type Locality: Indonesia, Maluku, Ambon.
  • Holotype: Not located


  • Lycaena alecto C. Felder, 1860: 456.
  • Lampides elpis Distant (nec Godart), 1884: 226.
  • Lampides buruana Holland, 1900: 76. Type locality: Buru, ♂ CM. Synonymised by Rawlins et al, 2014: 33.
  • Lampides tertius Rothschild, 1915: 138. Type locality: Seram, ♂ BMNH. Synonymised by Rawlins et al, 2014: 33.
  • Lampides elpis rajatus Fruhstorfer, 1915: 19; Seitz, 1923: 908.
  • Jamides alecto Felder, Riley & Corbet, 1938: 154; D'Abrera, 1986: 646.
  • Jamides buruana (Holland); Bridges, 1994: IX-58.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536–672. Hill House, Melbourne. Reference page
  • Bridges, C. A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL. Reference page
  • Cassidy, A.C., 2013. On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia (Lepidoptera). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 34(3): 137–144, 63 figs. web Reference page
  • Felder, C. 1860. Lepidopterorum Amboinensium species novae diagnosibus. S-B. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40(11): 447–468. BHL. Reference page
  • Fruhstorfer, H., [1916]. Revision der Gattung Lampides auf Grand anatomischer Untersuchungen. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)81(6): 1–46, 1 text-fig., 4 pls. text, plates. Reference page
  • Hirowatari, T. 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture (B) 44 (Suppl.) PDF. Reference page
  • Holland, W. J., 1900. The Lepidoptera of Buru. Part 1: Rhopalocera. Novitates zoologicae 7: 54-85. BHL. Reference page
  • Rawlins, A., Cassidy, A., Müller, C., Schröder, S. & Tennent, W. J. 2014. An Illustrated and annotated checklist of Jamides Hübner, 1819, taxa occurring in the Indonesian Provinces of North Maluku and Maluku (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo N.F. 35(1/2): 5-39. web Reference page
  • Riley, N.D. & Corbet, A. S., 1938. A Revision of the Malayan Species of Jamides Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. London 87(5): 147-159. Reference page
  • Rothschild, W. 1915. On Lepidoptera from the islands of Ceram, Buru, Bali and Misol. Novit. Zool. 22(1): 105–144; 22(2): 209–227. No.1; No.2. Reference page
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