List of butterflies of India (Lycaenidae)

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.

Common imperial, Cheritra freja, is a species of lycaenid butterfly found in India.
Common silverline, Cigaritis 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 list is based on Evans (1932) and includes 318 species belonging to 76-128 genera depending on taxonomy.

Subfamily PoritiinaeEdit

Genus Poritia - gemsEdit

Genus Simiskina - brilliantsEdit

Subfamily MiletinaeEdit

Genus Miletus - browniesEdit

Genus Allotinus - darkiesEdit

Genus Logania - mottlesEdit

Genus Spalgis - apeflyEdit

Genus Taraka - forest PierrotEdit

Genus Liphyra - moth butterflyEdit

Subfamily CuretinaeEdit

Genus Curetis - sunbeamsEdit

 
Bright sunbeam, Curetis bulis

Subfamily PolyommatinaeEdit

Genus Talicada - red PierrotEdit

Genus Castalius - common PierrotEdit

Genus Caleta - angled PierrotEdit

Genus Discolampa - banded blue PierrotEdit

Genus Pycnophallium - PierrotsEdit

Genus Tarucus - blue PierrotsEdit

Genus Syntarucus - zebra blueEdit

Genus Azanus - babul bluesEdit

 
Bright babul blue, Azanus ubaldus

Genus Niphanda - pointed PierrotsEdit

Genus Pithecops - forest QuakersEdit

Genus Neopithecops - QuakerEdit

Genus Elkalyce - tailed CupidsEdit

Genus Shijimia - Moore's CupidEdit

Genus Bothrinia - hedge CupidEdit

Genus Megisba - MalayanEdit

Genus CallenyaEdit

Genus LestranicusEdit

Genus CelatoxiaEdit

Genus Celastrina - hedge bluesEdit

Genus Acytolepis - hedge bluesEdit

Genus Oreolyce - hedge bluesEdit

Genus Akasinula - white hedge blueEdit

Genus Notarthinus - Chapman's hedge blueEdit

Genus Udara - hedge bluesEdit

Genus Phengaris - great spotted blueEdit

Genus Pseudophilotes - chequered blueEdit

Genus Polyommatus - meadow bluesEdit

Genus AgriadesEdit

Genus EumedoniaEdit

Genus PlebejideaEdit

Genus AriciaEdit

  • Orange-bordered argus, Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (L20.5)

Genus AlpherakyaEdit

Genus PlebejusEdit

Genus PatriciusEdit

Genus PamiriaEdit

Genus Freyeria - grass jewelEdit

Genus Luthrodes - CupidsEdit

 
Plains Cupid, Luthrodes pandava

Genus Chilades - lime blueEdit

Genus Zizeeria - grass bluesEdit

Genus Pseudozizeeria - pale grass blueEdit

Genus Zizula - tiny grass blueEdit

Genus Euchrysops - gram bluesEdit

Genus Anthene - ciliate bluesEdit

Genus Catochrysops - forget-me-notsEdit

Genus Lampides - ceruleans and the peablueEdit

Genus Jamides - ceruleansEdit

Genus Orthomiella - straightwing blueEdit

Genus Una - unaEdit

Genus Nacaduba - linebluesEdit

Genus Catapyrops - Felder's lineblueEdit

Genus Prosotas - linebluesEdit

Genus Petrelaea - dingy lineblueEdit

Subfamily LycaeninaeEdit

Genus Lycaena - coppersEdit

Genus Heliophorus - sapphiresEdit

 
Purple sapphire, Heliophorus epicles

Subfamily TheclinaeEdit

Genus Strymon - white-line hairstreaksEdit

Genus Pamela - Lister's hairstreakEdit

Genus Euaspa - water hairstreakEdit

Genus Thecla - hairstreaksEdit

Genus Esakiozephyrus - hairstreaksEdit

Genus Chrysozephyrus - hairstreaksEdit

Genus Teratozephyrus - Suroifui hairstreakEdit

Genus Chaetoprocta - walnut blueEdit

Genus Amblopala - Chinese hairstreakEdit

Genus Iraota - silverstreak bluesEdit

Genus Horsfieldia - leaf blueEdit

Genus Thaduka - many-tailed oak-blueEdit

Genus Mahathala - falcate oakblueEdit

Genus Apporasa - crenulate oakblueEdit

Genus Amblypodia - oakbluesEdit

Genus Arhopala - oakbluesEdit

Genus Nilasera - oakbluesEdit

Genus Panchala - oakbluesEdit

Genus Acesina - oakbluesEdit

Genus Narathura - Tamil oakblueEdit

Genus Darasana - tailless oakblueEdit

Genus Surendra - acacia blueEdit

Genus Zinaspa - silver streaked acacia blueEdit

Genus Mota - saffronEdit

Genus Loxura - yamflyEdit

Genus Yasoda - branded yamflyEdit

Genus Drina - brown yamflyEdit

Genus Zesius - redspotEdit

Genus Pratapa - tufted royalsEdit

Genus Dacalana - double tufted royalEdit

Genus Ancema - royalsEdit

Genus Creon - broadtail royalEdit

Genus Maneca - slate royalEdit

Genus Tajuria - royalsEdit

Genus Remelana - chocolate royalEdit

Genus Sithon - orange and black royalEdit

Genus Ops - branded royalEdit

Genus Bullis - baby royalEdit

Genus Creusa - black-branded royalEdit

Genus Iolaus - royalsEdit

Genus Cophanta - white royalEdit

Genus Charana - mandarin bluesEdit

Genus Neocheritra - pale grand imperialEdit

Genus Suasa - red imperialEdit

Genus Cheritrella - truncate imperialEdit

Genus Cheritra - common imperialEdit

Genus Ticherra - blue imperialEdit

Genus Biduanda - posiesEdit

Genus Rathinda - monkeypuzzleEdit

Genus Horaga - onyxsEdit

Genus Catapaecilma - tinselsEdit

Genus Acupicta - dark tinselEdit

Genus Chliaria - titsEdit

Genus Hypolycaena - titsEdit

Genus Zeltus - fluffy titEdit

Genus Artipe - green flashEdit

Genus Deudorix - corneliansEdit

Genus Virachola - guava bluesEdit

Genus Rapala - flashesEdit

Genus Vadebra - Malabar flashEdit

Genus Baspa - Indian red flashEdit

Genus Bidaspa - flashesEdit

Genus Sinthusa - sparksEdit

Genus Bindahara - planeEdit

Genus Araotes - witchEdit

Subfamily AphnaeinaeEdit

Genus Cigaritis - silverlinesEdit

See alsoEdit

Cited referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Savela, Markku (25 August 2016). "Poritia erycinoides (C. & R. Felder, 1865)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  2. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Poritia erycinoides". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Poritia hewitsoni". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Poritia pleurata". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
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  6. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Poritia phalena". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e Savela, Markku (28 September 2016). "Miletus biggsii (Distant, 1884)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
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  12. ^ a b c Savela, Markku (29 August 2017). "Allotinus fabius (Distant & Pryer, 1887)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  13. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Allotinus fabius". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  14. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Allotinus subviolaceus". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
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  16. ^ 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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