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Sinthusa nasaka amba, ♂, Thailand, Bob Kennett/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
Tribe: Deudorigini
Genus: Sinthusa
Species: S. aspra – S. chandrana – S. indrasari – S. kawazoei – S. makikoae – S. malika – S. menglaensis – S. mindanensis – S. nasaka – S. natsumiae – S. peregrinus – S. privata – S. rayata – S. stephaniae – S. verriculata – S. virgo – S. yagishitai – S. zhejiangensis


Sinthusa Moore, 1884.

Type species: Thecla nasaka Horsfield, [1829].



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