Poritia phama

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Poritia phama phama, ♀, Borneo.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
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: Poritiinae
Tribus: Poritiini
Genus: Poritia
Species: Poritia phama
Subspecies: P. p. courvoisieri – P. p. palawana – P. p. phama – P. p. regia



Poritia phama H. H. Druce, 1895.

Type locality: Borneo

Lectotype: ♂ MNHU, Mt. Kina Balu, (Waterstradt). Designated by Takanami, 1989: 23.


  • Poritia phama H. H. Druce, 1895: 568, pl. 31, fig. 18.
  • Poritia phama phama Druce; Corbet, 1940: 342; Seki, et al 1991: 4, pl. 5, L7.
  • Poritia pleurata Hewitson; Corbet, 1948: 93.
  • Poritia phama Hewitson; Eliot, 1992: 411; Treadaway & Schreoder, 2012: 31; Cassidy, 2013: 141.
  • Poritia hewitsoni phama Druce; Saito & Seki, 2003: 10, figs 3, 4, 27, 28.


  • Cassidy, A.C., 2013. On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia (Lepidoptera). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 34(3): 137–144, 63 figs. web Reference page
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940. A revision of the Malayan species of Poritiinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 90: 337–350, 1 pl., 21 figs. Reference page
  • Druce, H.H. 1895. A monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1895(3): 556-627, 4 pls. Reference page
  • Eliot, J. N. 1992. With plates by D'Abrera, in Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula 4th Edn. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 595pp., 69 pls. Reference page
  • Saito, K. & Seki, Y., 2003. A revision of Poritia hewitsoni Moore, [1866] and Poritia phama H. H. Druce, 1895 from India to S.E. Asia (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae) Butterflies 38: 4–11, 48 figs.
  • Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. and Otsuka, K., 1991. Butterflies of Borneo Vol. 2, No. 1. Lycaenidae. Tobishima Corporation, Tokyo.
  • Takanami, Y., 1989. On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia. Tyô to Ga 40(1): 23–80. Abstract and full article: [1].
  • Treadaway, C. G. & Schröder, H., 2012. Revised checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Nach. ent. Ver. Apollo 32 Suppl. 20, 64pp.
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