Thestor compassbergae

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Miletinae
Tribus: Miletini
Genus: Thestor
Species: Thestor compassbergae


Thestor compassbergae Quickelberge & McMaster, 1970

Type locality: RSA, Compassberg on Sneeuwbergen Mountain, range near and North of New Bethesda, Cape Province.

Holotype: TMP. male ♂. 14.XII.1969. leg. J.C. McMaster.


  • Quickelberge, C.D. & McMaster, J.C., 1970: A new species of Thestor Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, 82: 319-323.
  • Williams, Mark C., 2008: Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea