Philiris caelestis

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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
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Luciini
Genus: Philiris
Species: Philiris caelestis


Philiris caelestis Sands, 1979.

Type locality: Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Hobu, 500 m.

Holotype: ♂ ANIC: "PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Hobu, Morobe Prov. 22 July, 1973, 500m., D. P. Sands"; Type Reg. No. 3287, genitalia slide No. M505.


  • Philiris caelestis Sands, 1979: 127, figs 1-3, 15; 1981c: 521; Parsons, 1998: 377, pl. 53 1419-22.


  • Parsons, M., 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea xvi+736pp., 136 pls. Academic Press, London, ISBN 0125455550 Reference page
  • Sands, D.P.A. 1979. New species of Philiris Röber (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 18(2): 127-133. PDF. Reference page
  • Sands, D.P.A., 1981. The ecology, biogeography and systematics of the tribe Luciini. PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Australia. 2 vols: 1: 1-584 (text); 2: 1-168 (2pls & figs). (Unpublished). Reference page