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Niphanda tessellata, ♀, from original description by Moore [1875].


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: Niphandini
Genus: Niphanda
Species: N. anthenoides – N. asialis – N. cymbia – N. fusca – N. stubbsi – N. tessellata


Niphanda Moore, [1875]: 572.

Type Species: Niphanda tessellata Moores, 1875, by monotypy. Malaysia, Penang.


  • Moore, F., [1875]. Descriptions of New Asiatic Lepidoptera. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1874: 565–579, 2 pls. text, plates. reference page 
  • Okubo, K., 2007. A new species of Niphanda (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from Mindanao, the Philippines. Trans. lepid. Soc. Japan. 58(4): 410–412. Abstract and full article: [1]
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