Nacaduba samoensis

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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Nacaduba
Species: Nacaduba samoensis


Nacaduba samoensis Druce, 1892.

Type Locality: Samoa.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH: coll. G. F. Mathew.


  • Nacaduba samoensis Druce, 1892: 437, pl. 27, figs 5-6; Tite, 1963: 87.
  • Nacaduba vitiensis samoensis Hopkins, 1927: 56.


  • Druce, H. H., 1892. A list of the Lycaenidae of the South Pacific Islands east of the Solomon Group. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1892(3): 434–446, pl.27. BHL text, plate. Reference page
  • Hopkins, G. H. E., 1927. Insects of Samoa, Part 3, Fasc. 1. Butterflies of Samoa and some adjacemt Island Groups. London, BMNH 3(1): 64pp, 4 pls, 1 text fig. Reference page
  • Tite, G. E., 1963. A synonymic list of the genus Nacaduba and allied genera (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent) 13(4): 67-116, 91 figs, pls. 1,2. text, plates. Reference page