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Theclinesthes miskini arnoldi, ♂ New Guinea


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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Theclinesthes
Species: T. albocincta – T. hesperia – T. miskini – T. onycha – T. petersi – T. serpentata – T. sulpitius


Theclinesthes Röber, 1891

Type species: Plebeius eremicola Röber, 1891, by monotypy.


Utica Hewitson, [1865], by monotypy. Type species Utica onycha Hewitson, [1865], a junior homonym of Utica White, 1847.


  • Hewitson, W. C., 1863-1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp. etc.
  • Hirowatari, T., 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bull. Univ. Osaka Pref., Ser B, Vol. 44, Suppl.
  • Röber, J., 1891. Beitrag zue kenntniss der Indo-Australischen lepidopteren fauna. Tijdschr. Ent. 34: 261–334.
  • Sibatani, A and Grund, R. B., 1978. A revision of the Theclinesthes onycha Complex (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga, 29(1): 1–34.
  • Tennent, W.J., 2005: Some new records of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) from New Caledonia, including a new species of Theclinesthes (Lycaenidae). Futao 49: 6–8.
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