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Niphandini Eliot 1973

Niphanda Moore 1875

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Polyommatinae


This small east Asian genus (ranging from India to Malaysia to northeastern China) was placed in its own subtribe by Eliot (1973, 1992). The adults have sexually dimorphic antennal clubs, and the larvae feed on aphid honeydew, either directly or as regurgitated by ants.

Other Names for Niphanda Moore 1875


Corbet, A. S., Pendlebury, H. M. & Eliot, J. N. 1992 The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society.

Eliot, J. N. 1973 The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28, 371-505, 6 pls.

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Scientific Name Niphanda tessellata
Location Thailand
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © John Moore
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