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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: Miletinae
Tribus: Liphyrini
Genus: Liphyra
Species: L. brassolis – L. grandis

Liphyra Westwood, 1864.

Type Species: Liphyra brassolis Westwood, 1864, by monotypy.

Sterosis C. & R. Felder, 1865: 219.
Liphyra Westwood, 1864: 31; Bingham, 1907: 451; Grünberg in Seitz, 1927: 802; Pl.142a; Samson & Smart, 1980: 9.


Bingham, C.T. 1907. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies Vol. 2 London, Taylor & Francis: viii+480pp., 104 text-figs., Pls. 11–20.Reference page.
Felder, C. & Felder, R. 1865–75. Rhopalocera. In Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in der Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 under den Befehlen Commadore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band: Abtheilung. Vienna, 549 pp., 140 pls. Text. Plates. Reference page.
Grünberg, K., 1916-1927. Lycaenidae (in part), pp. 802-803, 824-849 in Seitz, A. (Ed.) 1927. Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Die Indo-Australischen Tagfalter. Vol. 9. Stuttgart. Reference page.
Samson, C. & Smart, P., 1980. A review of the Genus: Liphyra (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) of Indo-Australia. Aurelian 1(4): 6-16, ill. Reference page.
Westwood, J. O. 1864. Untitled Note. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3)2(proc): 31. BHL Reference page.

Liphyra is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. It was first described by John O. Westwood in 1864.[1] The larvae are predatory and feed on ant larvae. They are among the largest species of lycaenid butterflies. There are several species in the genus which are found in Asia and Australia. In the genus Liphyra, the antenna tapers gradually.

Liphyra brassolis Westwood 1864 - moth butterfly
Liphyra castnia Strand, 1911
Liphyra grandis Weymer, 1902


Savela, Markku. "Liphyra Westwood, 1864". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 25, 2018.

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