Theclinesthes miskini arnoldi

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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: Theclinesthes miskini
Subspecies: Theclinesthes miskini arnoldi


Theclinesthes miskini arnoldi (Fruhstorfer, 1916)

Type Locality: Papua New Guinea

Neotype: ♂ BMNH, designated by Sibatani & Grund, 1978: 24.


  • Theclinesthes eremicola Röber; Pagenstecher, 1900: 123, pl. 2, fig. 9.
  • [Utica onycha Hewitson = eremicola Pagenstecher; Druce, 1902: 116; Waterhouse, 1903: 210. False synonymy.]
  • [Theclinesthes onycha onycha Hewitson; Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914: 109 (part). Misidentification.]
  • Nacaduba onycha arnoldi Fruhstorfer, 1916: 125.
  • Nacaduba onycha arnoldi Fruhstorfer; Seitz, 1923: 918.
  • Theclinesthes onycha arnoldi Fruhstorfer; D'Abrera, 1971: 358–359.


  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1916. Revision der gattung Nacaduba. Zool. Meded. 2: 103–140.
  • Sibatani, A and Grund, R. B., 1978. A revision of the Theclinesthes onycha Complex (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga, 29(1): 1–34.
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