Chilades parrhasius

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Small Cupid
Small Cupid Chilades contracta Female Yavatmal Maharashtra DSCF4683 Raju Kasambe (2).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chilades
Species: C. parrhasius
Binomial name
Chilades parrhasius
(Fabricius 1793)[1]
  • Hesperia parrhasius Fabricius, 1793
  • Freyeria parrhasius
  • Lampides contracta Butler, 1880
  • Euchrysops contracta nila Evans, 1925
  • Euchrysops parrhasius minuta Evans, 1932

Chilades parrhasius, the small Cupid, is a small butterfly that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family. It is found in southern Turan, southern Ghissar, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and southern, central and north-west India.


  • Chilades parrhasius parrhasius
  • Chilades parrhasius nila Evans, 1925 (Sri Lanka)
  • Chilades parrhasius minuta (Evans, 1932) (Pakistan)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chilades at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera