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Pithecops corvus ♂,♀ Thailand


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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Pithecops
Species: P. corvus – P. dionisius – P. fulgens – P. mariae – P. phoenix


Pithecops Horsfield, [1828]

Type species: Pithecops hylax corax Fruhstorfer, [1919]: 79. Designated by Opinion 822 of the Commission under its Plenary Powers.


  • Pithecops Horsfield, [1828]: 66.
  • Eupsychellus Röber, 1891: 316. Type Species: Lycaena dionisius Boisduval, [1832]1: 82, by monotypy. Synonymised in Hirowatari, 1992: 56.


  • Boisduval, J.B. 1832. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe (etc). Faune entomologique de l'Ocean Pacifique (etc). Part 1. Paris. J Tastu, 267 pp. Text, plates 1–12. Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940g. The identity of the Fabrician species Papilio sphinx and Papilio hylax. Entomologist 73: 275. Reference page
  • Couchman, L. E., 1966. Comment on the proposed designation of a type species for Pithecops Horsfield, [1828]. Z.N.(S.) 1675. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 23(1): 6. Reference page
  • Cowan C. F., 1965b. Comment on the proposed designation of a type species for Pithecops Horsfield, 1828. Z.N (S.) 1675. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22(4):209. Reference page
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1919c. Revision der Artengruppe Pithecops auf Grund der Morphologie der Klammerorgane. Arch. Naturgesch. 83 (A) (1): 77-84. Reference page
  • Hemming, A. F., 1965. Pithecops Horsfield [1828] (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae): proposed designation of a type species under the plenary powers. Z.N.(S.) 1675. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22(1):69-71. 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
  • Horsfield, T. 1828–1829. A descriptive catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Honourable East India Company. 144 pp., 8 pls. London. BHL text, plates. Reference page
  • ICZN. Opinion 822, 1967. Pithecops Horsfield, [1828] designation of a type species under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 24(4):216-217. Reference page
  • Röber, J., 1891. Beitrag zur kenntniss der Indo-Australischen lepidopteren fauna. Tijdschr. Ent. 34: 261-334. Reference page
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