Rathinda amor

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Rathinda amor, upper-side
Rathinda amor, underside


Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Horagini
Genus: Rathinda
Species: Rathinda amor


Rathinda amor (Fabricius, 1775).

Type locality: "India Orientali"

Holotype: not located.


  • Papilio amor Fabricius, 1775: 518, No. 321. India Orientali.
  • Papilio triopas Cramer, 1780: 4(27) 64, pl. 320, figs. G, H. Coromandel. (The misspelling triopus has frequently appeared.)
  • Zephyrius amor (Fabricius); Guérin-Méneville, 1829-1844: pl. 81, fig. 6.
  • Myrina amor (Fabricius); Butler, 1870: 184.
  • Rathinda amor (Fabricius); Moore, [1881]: 99, pl. 42, figs 1, 1a. et seq.


  • Butler, A. G., 1870. Catalogue of diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British Museum. (1869). v + 303 pp., 3 pls. London.
  • Cramer, P., 1775-1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, 4 vols (252 pp. 400 pls.) and Suppl. (184 pp. 42 pls.) Vol 1; Vol 2; Vol. 3; Vol. 4; Suppl.
  • Fabricius, J.C. 1775: Systema Entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species... Flensburgh and Leipzig, Library Kortii. Internet Archive
  • Guérin-Méneville, F. E., 1829-1844. Iconographie du règne animal de G. Cuvier… Volume 10 (Insectes) 110pls. Paris & London. Ballière.
  • Moore, F., 1881. Lepidoptera of Ceylon Volume 1. L. Reeve & Co., London. 190 pp. 71 pls.
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