Sinthusa

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Sinthusa
Sinthusa natsumiae, male and female.JPG
Sinthusa natsumiae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Tribe: Deudorigini
Genus: Sinthusa
Moore,1884
Species

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Sinthusa is a genus of lycaenid butterflies, the sparks. They are small species with the male genitalia and secondary sexual characters of Virachola, but less robust and weaker in flight. The males are easily recognized, with the forewings oily indigo blue changing to shining blue in a side light and hindwings shining violet blue in all lights. The species of this genus are found in the Indomalayan realm.

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References[edit]

  • Seitz, A., 1924-1927: The Macrolepidoptera of the World, 9: 903-1026. Stuttgart.
  • Eliot J.N., 1992: In Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula, 4th ed. x+595pp, 69pls. Kuala Lumpur.
  • Treadaway, Colin G., 1995: Checklist of the Butterflies of the Philippine Islands. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Suppl. 14: 7-118.
  • Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. & Otsuka K., 1991: Butterflies of Borneo, Lycaenidae. 2(1): 1-113. Toboshima Corporation. Tokyo.
  • Treadaway, Colin G. & Schrőder, Heinz, 2012: Revised Checklist of the Butterflies of the Philippine Islands. Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Suppl. 20: 1-64.

External links[edit]

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