Chilades sanctithomae

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Chilades sanctithomae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chilades
Species: C. sanctithomae
Binomial name
Chilades sanctithomae
(Sharpe, 1893)[1]
  • Catochrysops sancti-thomae Sharpe, 1893
  • Freyeria sanctithomae

Chilades sanctithomae is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found on São Tomé Island.[2] The species was first founded in the settlement of São Nicolau located south and above Monte Café which is now in the Me-Zochi district. It was described by Emily Mary Bowdler Sharpe in 1893.

In 1999, Zsólt Balint suggests that C. sanctithomae may be a junior subjective synonym of Chilades naidina, but has not made a formal synonymy.[3]


  1. ^ Chilades at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 1)
  3. ^ Bálint, Z.,1999. Annotated list of type specimens of Polyommatus sensu Eliot of the Natural History Museum, London (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 46: 3–82.