Zizula hylax

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Zizula hylax, ♀♂♂, Thailand, Sulawesi, Maluku.


Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Zizula
Species: Zizula hylax
Subspecies: Z. h. attenuata – Z. h. dampierensis – Z. h. hylax – Z. h. pygmaea


Zizula hylax Fabricius, 1775).

Type Locality: India "Tranquebar".

Syntype: ♀ UZMC


  • Papilio hylax Fabricius, 1775: 526, no. 351.
  • Lycaena gaika Trimen, 1862: 403. South Africa.
  • Lycaena mylica Guenée, 1862: 18. Réunion, "Bourbon".
  • Lycaena cleodora Walker, 1870: 54. Egypt.
  • Lycaena perparva Saalmüller, 1884: 93. Madagascar.
  • Zizera gaika (Trimen); Butler, 1900: 109; Rothschild, 1915: 389.
  • Zizera horii Matsumura, 1915: 67-68. Saipan.
  • Zizeeria gaika (Trimen); Winter-Blyth, 1957: 285.
  • Zizula gaika (Trimen); Lewis, 1974: pl. 182, fig. 10.
  • Zizula hylax (Triman); D'Abrera, 1986: 651; D'Abrera, 1980: 551; Larsen, 1996: 239, pl. 4; Chou (Rd): 675; Williams, 2010, Polyommatini 1: 86.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1980. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne: xx, 593 pp.reference page 
  • D'Abrera, B., 1986. Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part III Lycaenidae & Riodinidae: pp. 536-672. Melbourne. reference page 
  • Butler, A. G., 1900b. A revision of the butterflies of the genus Zizera represented in the collection of the British Museum. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1900: 104 - 110, 1. pl.reference page 
  • Chou Io (ed.), Monographia Rhopalocerum Sinensium, 1-2
  • Corbet, A. S., 1940g. The identity of the Fabrician species Papilio sphinx and Papilio hylax. Entomologist 73: 275. reference page 
  • Fabricius, J.C. 1775: Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. Libraria Kortii, Flensburgi et Lipsiae. 832 pp. BHL. reference page 
  • Guenée, A., 1863. Lépidoptères. in Maillard, L., 1862. Notes sur l'Isle de la Réunion (Bourbon), Pt. 2, Annexe G. Paris. 72pp.
  • Larsen, T.B., 1996: The Butterflies of Kenya and Their Natural History. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1-500. reference page 
  • Lewis, H. L., 1974. Butterflies of the World xvi + 104pp., 208 pls. London.
  • Matsumura, S., 1915. [Micronesian Butterflies]. [Japanese with English Résume] Ent. Mag. (Kyoto) 1(2): 67-68; (3): 93-96. reference page 
  • Rothschild, W., 1915. On the Lepidoptera in Tring museum sent by Mr. A. S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands. Novit. Zool. 22:192-208 [1], 387-402 [2]. reference page 
  • Saalmüller, M., 1884. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. 1. Abt. Rhopalocera; Heterocera: Sphinges et Bombyces. Frankfurt am Main, Senckenberg'sche naturforschende Gesellschaft, im Selbstverlag: 246pp., 6 pls. text pls; (1892, Reprint): Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 17. reference page 
  • Trimen, R., 1862b. On some new species of South African butterflies collected in British Kaffraria by W. S. M. D'Urban Esq., during 1860-1861. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)1(4): 398-406. BHL. reference page 
  • Walker, F., 1870b. A list of the butterflies collected by J.K. Lord, Esq., in Egypt, along the African shore of the Red Sea, and in Arabia; with descriptions of the species new to science. Entomologist 5: 48-57. reference page 
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies. reference page 
  • Wynter-Blyth, M. A., 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region Scholarly Publications, 523pp, 72 pls. (1982 Reprint). reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

中文: 長腹灰蝶
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