Polyura athamas

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Polyura athamas athamas, ♂, Thailand.
Polyura athamas
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: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Charaxinae
Tribus: Charaxini
Genus: Polyura
Species: Polyura athamas
Subspecies: P. a. acuta – P. a. athamas – P. a. andamanica – P. a. attalus – P. a. kannegieteri – P. a. kotakii – P. a. omen – P. a. palawanica – P. a. uraeus

Name[edit]

Polyura athamas (Drury, [1773])

Type locality: China

Holotype: not located

Synonymy[edit]

  • Papilio athamas Drury, [1773]: 5, pl. 2, fig. 4.
  • Nymphalis athamas (Drury); Godart, [1824]: 935.
  • Charaxes bharata Felder & Felder, 1867: 438. Lectotype ♂ India BMNH designated by Smiles, 1982: 166.
  • Charaxes samatha Moore, 1879: 831. Burma.
  • Eulepis hamasta Moore, 1882: 238. Lectotype ♂ India BMNH designated by Smiles, 1982: 166.
  • Charaxes athamas (Drury); de Nicéville, 1886: 275.
  • Eulepis amathas agrarius f. madeus Rothschild, 1899: 249. Holotype ♂ Sri Lanka BMNH, synonymy in Smiles, 1982: 166.
  • Eulepis athamas (Drury); Rothschild & Jordam, 1898.
  • Eriboea athamas (Drury); Stichel, 1909: 109, pl. 61a.
  • Eriboea athamas dexippus Fruhstorfer, 1914: 2. Holotype ♂ VietNam MHN Geneva, synonymised by Smiles, 1982: 166.
  • Polyura athamas (Drury); Stichel, 1939: 552.

References[edit]

  • Hanafusa, H. 1989: New species and subspecies of butterflies from South East Asia. Futao 1: 3–10. Reference page
  • Hanafusa, H. 1993: A list of butterflies from Mentawai Islands, Indonesia (3). Futao 14: 8–25.
  • Smiles, R., 1982. The taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Polyura Billberg (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Bulletin of th British Museum (Natural History); Entomology. 44(3): 115-237. Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Common Nawab