Drupadia cinesoides

Drupadia cinesoides, ♂, West Malaysia, from original description.


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 cinesoides


Drupadia cinesoides (de Nicéville, 1889).

Type locality: West Malaysia, Selangor.

Holotype: ♂ not located.


  • Biduanda cinesoides de Nicéville, 1889: 166, pl. A, fig. 7; de Nicéville, 1890: 211, pl. E, fig. 8, ♀; de Nicéville & Martin, 1896: 480.
  • Hypolycaena cinesoides (de Nicéville); Seitz, 1926: 986, pl. 159, figs c2, c3.
  • Drupadia cinesoides Cowan, 1974: 347; Eliot, 1992: 305, 423, pl. 45, figs 43, 44.


  • 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.
  • Eliot, J. N., 1992. In Corbet & Pendlebury, The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th Edn. Kuala Lumpur.
  • de Nicéville, L., 1889. On new and little-known butterflies from the Indian Region with a revision of the genus Plesioneura of Felder and of Authors. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 4(3):163-194, pls A, B.
  • de Nicéville, L., 1890. On new and little-known butterflies from the Indian Region with descriptions of three new genera of Hesperidae J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 5(3):199-225, pls D, E.
  • de Nicéville, L. & Martin, L., 1896. A list of butterflies of Sumatra with special reference to the species occurring in the North-East of the island. J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. (2)64(3)[1895]: 357–555.
  • Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Introduction, Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799–1107, pls. 138-175.
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