List of butterflies of India (Lycaenidae)

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Common imperial, Cheritra freja, is a species of lycaenid butterfly found in India.
Common silverline, Spindasis vulcanus)
Indian sunbeam, Curetis thetis, male
Purple sapphire, Heliophorus epicles, upperside view
Centaur oakblue, Nilasera centaurus
Fluffy tit, Zeltus etolus
Common tit, Hypolycaena erylus, upperside

This is a list of the butterflies of India belonging to the family Lycaenidae and an index to the species articles. This forms part of the full List of butterflies of India.

This list is based on Evans (1932) and includes 318 species belonging to 76-128 genera depending on taxonomy.

Contents

Subfamily Poritiinae[edit]

Genus Poritia - gems[edit]

Genus Simiskina - brilliants[edit]


Subfamily Miletinae[edit]

Genus Miletus - brownies[edit]

Genus Allotinus - darkies[edit]

Genus Paragerydus - common darkie[edit]

Genus Miletographa - darkies[edit]

Genus Logania - mottles[edit]

Genus Spalgis - apefly[edit]

Genus Taraka - forest Pierrot[edit]

Other subfamilies[edit]

Genus Talicada - red Pierrot[edit]

Genus Castalius - common Pierrot[edit]

Genus Caleta - angled Pierrot[edit]

Genus Discolampa - banded blue Pierrot[edit]

Genus Pycnophallium - Pierrots[edit]

Genus Tarucus - blue Pierrots[edit]

Genus Syntarucus - zebra blue[edit]

Genus Azanus - babul blues[edit]

Bright babul blue, Azanus ubaldus

Genus Niphanda - pointed Pierrots[edit]

Genus Pithecops - forest Quakers[edit]

Genus Neopithecops - Quaker[edit]

Genus Elkayce - tailed Cupids[edit]

Genus Shijimia - Moore's Cupid[edit]

Genus Bothrinia - hedge Cupid[edit]

Genus Megisba - Malayan[edit]

Genus Lycaenopsis - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Celastrina - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Acytolepis - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Oreolyce - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Akasinula - white hedge blue[edit]

Genus Cyaniris - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Notarthinus - Chapman's hedge blue[edit]

Genus Polyommatus - meadow blues[edit]

Genus Udara - hedge blues[edit]

Genus Phengaris - great spotted blue[edit]

Genus Pseudophilotes - chequered blue[edit]

Genus Plebejus - small jewel blue[edit]

Genus Albulina - mountain blues[edit]

Genus Tiora - dusky meadow blue[edit]

Genus Chilades - lime blue[edit]

Genus Zizeeria - grass blues[edit]

Genus Pseudozizeeria - pale grass blue[edit]

Genus Zizula - tiny grass blue[edit]

Genus Freyeria - grass jewel[edit]

Genus Euchrysops - gram blues[edit]

Genus Edales - plains Cupid[edit]

Plains Cupid, Edales pandava

Genus Anthene - ciliate blues[edit]

Genus Catochrysops - forget-me-nots[edit]

Genus Lampides - ceruleans and the peablue[edit]

Genus Jamides - ceruleans[edit]

Genus Orthomiella - straightwing blue[edit]

Genus Una - una[edit]

Genus Nacaduba - lineblues[edit]

Genus Catapyrops - Felder's lineblue[edit]

Genus Prosotas - lineblues[edit]

Genus Petrelaea - dingy lineblue[edit]

Genus Lycaena - coppers[edit]

Genus Heliophorus - sapphires[edit]

Purple sapphire, Heliophorus epicles

Genus Strymon - white-line hairstreaks[edit]

Genus Pamela - Lister's hairstreak[edit]

Genus Euaspa - water hairstreak[edit]

Genus Thecla - hairstreaks[edit]

Genus Esakiozephyrus - hairstreaks[edit]

Genus Chrysozephyrus - hairstreaks[edit]

Genus Teratozephyrus - Suroifui hairstreak[edit]

Genus Chaetoprocta - walnut blue[edit]

Genus Amblopala - Chinese hairstreak[edit]

Genus Curetis - sunbeams[edit]

Bright sunbeam, Curetis bulis

Genus Iraota - silverstreak blues[edit]

Genus Horsfieldia - leaf blue[edit]

Genus Thaduka - many-tailed oak-blue[edit]

Genus Mahathala - falcate oakblue[edit]

Genus Apporasa - crenulate oakblue[edit]

Genus Amblypodia - oakblues[edit]

Genus Arhopala - oakblues[edit]

Genus Nilasera - oakblues[edit]

Genus Panchala - oakblues[edit]

Genus Acesina - oakblues[edit]

Genus Narathura - Tamil oakblue[edit]

Genus Darasana - tailless oakblue[edit]

Genus Surendra - acacia blue[edit]

Genus Zinaspa - silver streaked acacia blue[edit]

Genus Mota - saffron[edit]

Genus Loxura - yamfly[edit]

Genus Yasoda - branded yamfly[edit]

Genus Drina - brown yamfly[edit]

Genus Apharitis - tawny silverline[edit]

Genus Spindasis - silverlines[edit]

Genus Aphnaeus - silverlines[edit]

Genus Zesius - redspot[edit]

Genus Pratapa - tufted royals[edit]

Genus Dacalana - double tufted royal[edit]

Genus Ancema - royals[edit]

Genus Creon - broadtail royal[edit]

Genus Maneca - slate royal[edit]

Genus Tajuria - royals[edit]

Genus Remelana - chocolate royal[edit]

Genus Sithon - orange and black royal[edit]

Genus Ops - branded royal[edit]

Genus Bullis - baby royal[edit]

Genus Creusa - black-branded royal[edit]

Genus Iolaus - royals[edit]

Genus Cophanta - white royal[edit]

Genus Charana - mandarin blues[edit]

Genus Neocheritra - pale grand imperial[edit]

Genus Suasa - red imperial[edit]

Genus Cheritrella - truncate imperial[edit]

Genus Cheritra - common imperial[edit]

Genus Ticherra - blue imperial[edit]

Genus Biduanda - posies[edit]

Genus Rathinda - monkeypuzzle[edit]

Genus Horaga - onyxs[edit]

Genus Catapaecilma - common tinsel[edit]

Genus Pentila - yellow tinsel[edit]

Genus Acupicta - dark tinsel[edit]

Genus Chliaria - tits[edit]

Genus Hypolycaena - tits[edit]

Genus Zeltus - fluffy tit[edit]

Genus Artipe - green flash[edit]

Genus Deudorix - cornelians[edit]

Genus Virachola - guava blues[edit]

Genus Rapala - flashes[edit]

Genus Vadebra - Malabar flash[edit]

Genus Baspa - Indian red flash[edit]

Genus Bidaspa - flashes[edit]

Genus Sinthusa - sparks[edit]

Genus Bindahara - plane[edit]

Genus Araotes - witch[edit]

Genus Liphyra - moth butterfly[edit]

See also[edit]

Cited references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera. Page on genus Poritia.
  2. ^ Card for species erycinoides in LepIndex. Accessed 4 December 2006.
  3. ^ Card for species hewitsoni in LepIndex. Accessed 4 December 2006.
  4. ^ Card for species pleurata in LepIndex. Accessed 5 December 2006.
  5. ^ Card for Poritia phama in LepIndex. Accessed 3 October 2007.
  6. ^ Card for species phalena in LepIndex. Accessed 3 October 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera. Page on genus Miletus.
  8. ^ a b Card for species biggsii in LepIndex. Accessed 5 December 2006. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "LepIndex_longeana" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  9. ^ Card for species boisduvali in LepIndex. Accessed 5 December 2006.
  10. ^ Card for symethus in LepIndex. Accessed 2 October 2007.
  11. ^ a b c Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera. Page on genus Allotinus.
  12. ^ Card for fabius in LepIndex. Accessed 31 December 2006.
  13. ^ Card for species subviolaceus in LepIndex. Accessed 23 March 2007
  14. ^ Card for species multistrigatus in LepIndex. Accessed 23 March 2007.
  15. ^ Kunte, K. 2015. A new species of Hypolycaena (Lepidoptera: Lycenidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, north-eastern India. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 48:21-27.

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