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Drupadia cineas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Drupadia
Moore, 1884
  • Biduanda Distant, 1884

Drupadia is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. They are commonly known as posies. The members (species) of this genus are found in the Indomalaya ecozone.

Habitat of Drupadia hayashii on Sibutu Island



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  • 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.
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  • Treadaway, Colin G. & Schrőder, Heinz G., 2012: Revised checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, Suppl. 20: 1-64.

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