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Ritra aurea, <♂:♀>, 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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Cheritrini
Genus: Ritra
Species: R. aurea


Ritra de Nicéville, 1890: 411 nota.

Type Species: Sithon aurea Druce, 1873: 352, pl. 33. fig 1; by original designation.


  • Cowan, C. F., 1967. The Indo-Oriental Tribe Cheritrini (Lepidoptera: Lycaenicae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 20(3): 77-103, 4 pls.
  • Druce, H., 1873. A list of the Collections of Diurnal Lepidoptera made by Mr. Lowe in Borneo. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1873: 337-361, 2 pls.
  • Hemming, A.F. 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9. BHL Reference page
  • de Nicéville, L., 1890. The butterflies of India, Burmah & Ceylon. 3. Calcutta, xi + 503 pp. Text, Plates.