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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribe: Deudorigini
Genus: Artipe
Species: Artipe eryx
Subspecies: A. e. alax – A. e. eryx – A. e. excellens – A. e. horiella

Artipe eryx (Linnaeus, 1771).

Type locality: "China".

Holotype: not located.

Papilio eryx Linnaeus, 1771: 537.
Papilio amyntor Herbst, 1804: xi, pl. 300, figs 5, 6.
Deudorix amyntor Herbst; Hewitson, 1863: 17, pl. 8, figs 19, 20 ♂.
Deudorix eryx (Linnaeus); Butler, 1870: 180; Staudinger 1888: 279, pl. 96 ♀.
Lehera eryx (Linnaeus); Moore, [1884]: 529; de Nicéville, 1890: 444, pl. 29, fig. 236; Swinhoe, [1912]: 30, pl. 711, figs 1, 1a, 1b.
Lehera skinneri Wood-Mason & de Nicéville, 1886: 369, pl. 15, fig. 3.
Artipe eryx (Linnaeus); Seki et al, 1991: 96, pl. 64, L346 ♂♀; Eliot, 1992: 324, 425, pl. 49, figs 39-41.


Butler, A. G., 1870. Catalogue of diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British Museum. (1869). v + 303 pp., 3 pls. London.
Eliot, J. N., 1992. In Corbet & Pendlebury, The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. 4th Edn. Kuala Lumpur.
Herbst, J. H. W., 1788-1804. In Jablonsky, Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten; Schmetterlinge. 11 Vols. Berlin, Pauli.
Hewitson, W. C., 1863-1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp. Text Plates.
Moore, F., [1884]. Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4): 521-535, 2 pls.
Seki, Y., Takanami, Y. and Otsuka, K., 1991. Butterflies of Borneo Vol. 2, No. 1. Lycaenidae. Tobishima Corporation, Tokyo.
de Nicéville, L., 1890. The butterflies of India, Burmah & Ceylon. 3. Calcutta, xi + 503 pp. Text, Plates.
Staudinger, O., 1888, in Staudinger, O. & Schatz, E., 1884-1888. Exotische Schmetterlinge 1. Exotische Tagfalter (1) Beschreibungen. [6], 333 pp. (2) Abbildungen. [4] 100 pls. Fürth.
Swinhoe, C., [1912]. In Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. 9 (1911-1912) Lycaenidae (cont.) and Hesperiidae, x + 278 pp, pls 706-756. London.
Wood-Mason, J, and de Nicéville, L., 1886. List of the lepidopterous insects collected in Cachar by Mr. J. Wood-Mason, part ii – Rhopalocera. J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 55: 343–392, 4 pls.

Artipe eryx, the green flash, is a species of butterfly belonging to the lycaenid family described by Carl Linnaeus in 1771. It is found in the Indomalayan realm (North India, Burma, China, Indochina, Peninsular Malaya, Taiwan, Borneo, Sulawesi, Japan).[2]

The larvae feed on the fruits of Gardenia species, including Gardenia jasminoides and Gardenia florida.


Artipe eryx eryx (northern India, Burma, Thailand to Indo China, southern China)
Artipe eryx agis (Fruhstorfer, 1914) (southern Borneo)
Artipe eryx okinawana (Matsumura, 1919) (Japan)
Artipe eryx horiella (Matsumura, 1929) (Taiwan)
Artipe eryx alax Eliot, 1956 (southern Sulawesi)
Artipe eryx excellens Eliot, 1959 (Peninsular Malaysia)


Linnaeus, 1771 Mantissa Plantarum altera Generum editionis Vi & Specierum editionis II Mantissa Plant. 2: -,[iv], 142-510, + Regni Animalis Appendix 511-552.

Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799-1107, pls. 138-175.

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