Drupadia cinesia

Drupadia cinesia, ♂, ♀, Borneo, Courvoisier collection NHM Basel, Alan Cassidy photo.


Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Allotriocarida
Classis: 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
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Cheritrini
Genus: Drupadia
Species: Drupadia cinesia


Drupadia cinesia (Hewitson, 1863).

Type locality: Borneo, Sarawak.

Lectotype: ♂ BMNH, East Malaysia, Sarawak designated by Cowan, 1974: 348.


  • Myrina cinesia ♀ Hewitson, 1863: 29, pl. 13, figs 18-20.
  • Biduanda cinesia (Hewitson); Druce, 1895: 614; Moulton, [1912]: 163.
  • Biduanda hewitsonii Druce; Moulton, [1912]: 163.
  • Hypolycaena cinesia (Hewitson); Seitz, 1926: 986, pl. 146B, figs g1, g2.
  • Drupadia cinesia Cowan, 1974: 348; Seki et al, 1992: 81, pl. 54, L294.


  • Cowan C. F., 1974. The Indo-Oriental genus Drupadia Moore (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 29(6): 281–356, 6 pls, 15 figs. BHL Reference page
  • Druce, H.H. 1895. A monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895(3): 556–627, 4 pls. text, plates. Reference page
  • Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page
  • Moulton, J. C. [1912]. A list of the butterflies of Borneo with descriptions of new species (3). J. Straits Brch. R. asiat. Soc. 60(1911): 73–177. pl. 8. Text, plate. Reference page
  • Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Introduction, Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799–1107, pls. 138-175.
  • Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. and Otsuka, K., 1991. Butterflies of Borneo Vol. 2, No. 1. Lycaenidae. Tobishima Corporation, Tokyo.
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