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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Curetinae
Genus: Curetis
Species: (18) per Eliot, 1990.
C. acuta - C. barsine - C. brunnea - C. bulis – C. felderi – C. freda – C. insularis – C. naga – C. nesophila – C. regula – C. santana – C. saronis – C. siva – C. sperthis - C. tagalica - C. thetis - C. tonkina - C. venata


Curetis Hübner, 1819: (7 ) 102.

Phaedra Horsfield, T., 1829: 123.
Anops Boisduval, 1836: pl. 22, fig. 1.


Boisduval, J. B., 1836. In Roret, Suite à Buffon, Histoire naturelle des Insectes. Species général des Lépidoptères 1: xii+690pp., 24 pls. Paris. BHL text, plates. Reference page.
Chapman, T., 1915. An analysis of the species of the genus Curetis, chiefly based on an examination of the specimens in the Zoological Museum, Tring. Novit. zool. 22: 80–104, 17 pls. BHL. Reference page.
Corbet, A. S., 1937. A revision of the Malayan species of Curetis Hübner Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond (B) 6(12): 224. Wiley Reference page.
Eliot, J.N. 1974. The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology 28(6): 371–505. BHL Reference page.
Eliot, J. N. 1990. Notes on the Genus: Curetis Hübner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga 41(4): 201–225. PDF Reference page.
Fruhstorfer, H., 1908. Neue Curetis und uebersicht der bekannten Arten. Stettiner entomologische Zeitung 69: 49–59. BHL. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1954-1955. A revision of the genus Curetis. Entomologist 87: 190–194, 212–216, 241–247, 13 figs. Reference page.
Horsfield, T. 1828–1829. A descriptive catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Honourable East India Company. 144 pp., 8 pls. London. BHL text, plates. Reference page.
Hübner, J. 1819. Verzeichniß bekannter Schmettlinge 2–11: 17–176. BHL Reference page.
Shirôzu, T. & Yamamoto, H., 1957. Systematic position of the genus Curetis (Lepidoptera; Rhopalocera). Sieboldia 2: 44-51, 12 figs. Reference page.


BHL bibliography
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist
Curetis – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Curetis.

Vernacular names
日本語: ウラギンシジミ属
中文: 銀灰蝶屬

Curetis, the sunbeams, is a genus of gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae) from Southeast Asia. They are presently the only genus in the subfamily Curetinae.
Selected species

Curetis acuta - angled sunbeam
Curetis acuta formosana Fruhstorfer, 1908
Curetis brunnea Wileman, 1909
Curetis barsine Felder, 1860
Curetis bulis - bright sunbeam
Curetis dentata - toothed sunbeam
Curetis discalis Moore, 1879
Curetis felderi Distant, 1884
Curetis freda Eliot, 1959
Curetis honesta Fruhstorfer, 1908
Curetis insularis (Horsfield, 1829)
Curetis latipicta Fruhstorfer, 1908
Curetis minima Distant & Pryer, 1887
Curetis naga Evans, 1954
Curetis nesophila C. & R. Felder, 1862
Curetis nisias Fruhstorfer, 1908
Curetis regula
Curetis santana
Curetis saronis - Burmese sunbeam
Curetis semilimbata Fruhstorfer, 1908
Curetis siva - Shiva's sunbeam
Curetis sperthis (C. & R. Felder, 1865)
Curetis tagalica (C. & R. Felder, 1862)
Curetis thetis - Indian sunbeam
Curetis tonkina Evans, 1954
Curetis venata Fruhstorfer, 1908

External links

Curetis at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera
Images representing Curetis at BOLD

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