Pithecops corvus

Pithecops corvus ♂,♀Thailand


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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Pithecops
Species: Pithecops corvus
Sub-Species: P. c. corax – P. c. correctus – P. c. corvus


Pithecops corvus (Fruhstorfer, 1919)

Type locality: North Borneo

Holotype: BMNH


  • Pithecops ryukyuensis Shirôzu, 1964: 171. Type locality: Japan, Okinawa.
  • Pithecops cornix Cowan, 1965: 421. Type locality: China, Hainan.


  • Corbet, A. S., 1940. The identity of the Fabrician species Papilio sphinx and Papilio hylax. Entomologist 73: 275. Reference page
  • Cowan, C. F., 1965. The nomenclature of Pithecops corvus and allied species (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 13 (8): 421–425.
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1919. Revision der Artengruppe Pithecops auf Grund der Morphologie der Klammerorgane. Arch. Naturgesch. 83 (A) (1): 77–84.
  • [1] Savela, M. Funet: Polyommatini.
  • Shirôzu, T., 1962. Two new butterflies from the Ryukyus. Kontyû 32 (1): 167–173, 5 figs.
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