Pratapa deva

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Pratapa deva ssp, ♂♂, Nepal, Brunei, Alan Cassidy photo.


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: Iolaini
Genus: Pratapa
Species: Pratapa deva
Subspecies: P. d. cartena – P. d. christina – P. d. deva – P. d. devana – P. d. devula – P. d. lila – P. d. relata


Pratapa deva (Moore, [1858])

Type locality: S. India, Kanara.

Holotype: not located.


  • Amblypodia deva Moore, [1858]: 46.
  • Iolaus deva (Moore); Hewitson, 1865: 42, pl. 18, f. 3-5.
  • Camena deva (Moore); Lewis, 1974: pl. 174, f. 34.
  • Pratapa deva (Moore) ; Winter-Blyth, 1982: 339; D'Abrera, 1986: 610.


  • D'Abrera, B. 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536–672. Hill House, Melbourne. Reference page
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Lewis, H. L., 1974. Butterflies of the World xvi + 104pp., 208 pls. London.
  • Moore, F., [1858]. in Moore, F. & Horsfield, T. Catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the Museum of the Honourable East India Company 1 i-v, 1-14, 17-278, i-iv, 1-11; pls 1-12, 1a-6a. London. Vol.1 plates. Reference page
  • Moulton, J. C. [1912]. A list of the butterflies of Borneo with descriptions of new species (3). J. Straits Brch. R. asiat. Soc. 60(1911): 73–177. pl. 8. Text, plate. Reference page
  • Moulton, J.C. 1913. On some new and little-known Bornean Lycaenidae, together with a revision of the Thecline genus Thamala, Moore. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1913(2): 273–283, 1 pl. Text. Reference page
  • Wynter-Blyth, M. A., 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region Scholarly Publications, 523pp, (1982 Reprint).
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