Theclinesthes onycha

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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 onycha
Subspecies: : T. o. capricornia – T. o. onycha


Theclinesthes onycha (Hewitson, 1865)

Type Locality: Australia, probably near Sydney

Lectotype: ♀ BMNH, designated by Sibatani & Grund, 1978: 5.


  • Utica onycha Hewitson, 1865: 56, pl. 24, figs. 11, 12.
  • Lycaena onycha (Hewitson); Kirby, 1879: 174 (part).


  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Hirowatari, T. 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture (B) 44 (Suppl.) PDF. Reference page
  • Kirby, W. F., 1879. Catalogue of the Collection of Diurnal Lepidoptera Forms by William Chapman Hewitson. John Van Voorst, London. BHL. Reference page
  • 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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