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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: Pistoria
Species: P. nigropunctata


Pistoria Hemming, 1964.

Type species: Mambara nigropunctata Bethune-Baker, 1908.


  • Mambara Bethune-Baker, (vii) 1908. Type Species: mambara nigropunctata Bethune-Baker, by original designation. Mambara is a junior homonym of the Limacodid name Mambara Bethune-Baker, (vi) 1908.


  • Bethune-Baker, G. T., 1908. Descriptions of butterflies of the Division Rhopalocera from Africa and from New Guinea. Proceedings of the zoological Society, London 1908: 110–126, 2 pls. BHL. Reference page
  • Hemming, A. F., 1964. Introduction, as replacements for names invalid under the Law of Homonymy, of names for two genera of the family Lycaenidae. Annotationes Lepidopterologicae 4: 141–142. Reference page
  • Hirowatari, T., 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bull. Univ. Osaka Pref., Ser B, Vol. 44, Suppl.
  • Parsons, M., 1999. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-55555-0
  • Tite, G. E., 1962. The geographical distribution of Mambara nigropunctata Bethune-Baker (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Entomologist 95: 127–130.