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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Nacaduba
Species (45)
N. angelae – N. angusta – N. asaga – N. berenice – N. beroe – N. biocellata – N. cajetani – N. calauria – N. catochloris – N. cladara – N. cyanea – N. deliana – N. deplorans – N. dyopa – N. factio – N. glauconia – N. glenis – N. hermus – N. kirtoni – N. kurava – N. limbura – N. lucana – N. major – N. mallicollo – N. mioswara – N. nerine – N. normani – N. novaehebridensis – N. niueensis – N. ollyetti – N. pactolus – N. pavana – N. pendleburyi – N. ruficirca – N. russelli – N. samoensis – N. samsoni – N. sanaya – N. sericina – N. schneideri – N. sinhala – N. solta – N. subperusia – N. sumbawa – N. tahitiensis – N. tristis – N. zaron

Nacaduba Moore, 1881

Type species: Lampides prominens Moore, 1877.

Hypojamides Riley, 1928: 466.
Pepliphorus Hübner, [1819]: 71.
Pepliophorus Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914: 101. Incorrect spelling of Pepliphorus Hübner.
Peplodyta Toxopeus, 1929: 230.


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Fruhstorfer, H., 1916. Revision der gattung Nacaduba auf Grund der Morphologie der Generationsorgane. Zoologische Mededelingen 2: 103-137. Reference page.
Hara, M. & Hirowatari, T., 1989: A New Species of the Genus: Nacaduba Moore (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from Tahiti Island. Tyô to Ga 40 (2): 133–139. Abstract and full article: [1]. Reference page.
Hayashi, H., 1976. Lycaenid butterflies from Mindanao, Borneo and Sulawesi (Celebes), with the descriptions of new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga 27(3): 97-99. web. Reference page.
Hirowatari, T., 1986b. Morphology and taxonomic importance of the female genitalia of the genus Nacaduba Moore (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga 37: 51-60. Reference page.
Hirowatari, T., 1990a. An overview of the genus Nacaduba Moore (Lycaenidae). Yadoriga 142: 2-11. Reference page.
Hirowatari, T., 1990. Systematic Position of Hypojamides catochloris (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) ESAKIA, Special Issue No. 1 : 173-176, PDF. Reference page.
Hirowatari, T. 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture (B) 44 (Suppl.) PDF. Reference page.
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Hübner, J. 1816–1826. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge. Augsburg. Papilionoidea. BHL Reference page.
Moore, F. 1881-83. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Vols. 1, 190pp, pls 1–71. 2, 162pp, pls 72–143. L. Reeve & Co., London. Reference page.
Müller, C. J., 2002. New butterfly taxa from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae). Australian Entomologist 29 (1): 29–36. Reference page.
Pan, T.-S. & K. Morishita, 1990. Notes on Nacaduba normani Eliot in Sabah, North Borneo (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Tyô to Ga 41 (3): 149–154. Reference page.
Riley, N.D. & Poulton, E. B., 1928. The Rhopalocera of the "St. George" expedition from French Oceania. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 76(2): 453-468. Reference page.
Takanami, Y., 1990. Miscellaneous notes on Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) from South-East Asia (I). Tyô to Ga 41(2): 67-78. PDF. Reference page.
Takanami, Y., 1992. On some type specimens of Nacaduba and Prosotas (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) preserved in Staatliches Museum fur Tierkunde, Dresden Tyô to Ga 43(1): 47-52. PDF. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J., 2000. Thirteen new butterflies from the Solomon Islands (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 25: 9-22. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J., 2001. What is Nacaduba mallicolo markira Tite? A new species of Nacaduba Moore from the Solomon Islands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Australian Entomologist 28(3): 85-90. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J., 2003. Three new butterfly subspecies from northern Vanuatu (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae). Futao 45: 22-24. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J. 2015. A new subspecies of Nacaduba cyanea (Cramer, 1775) from Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province, PNG. (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Nachrichten Entomologischen Vereins Apollo NF 36(4): 219–220. Reference page.
Tite, G. E., 1963. A synonymic list of the genus Nacaduba and allied genera (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent) 13(4): 67-116, 91 figs, 2.pls.Reference page.
Toxopeus, L.J. 1929. De Riodinidae en Lycaenidae van het eiland Java (Lycaenidae Australasiae VI). Entomologisk tidskrift 72: 215-244. BHL Reference page.
Waterhouse, G.A. & Lyell, G. 1914. The Butterflies of Australia. A monograph of the Australian Rhopalocera. 238 pp., 888 figs. Sydney. BHL Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Line Blues

Nacaduba is a genus of gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae). It constitutes many of the species commonly called "lineblues". As they are the genus initially erected to contain all lineblues, they might be considered the "typical" lineblues, as opposed to the species relatives now separated in Catapyrops, Prosotas and Petrelea.
Selected species

Nacaduba angusta (Druce, 1873) - white lineblue
Nacaduba berenice (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) - rounded six-line blue
Nacaduba berenice leei Hsu, 1990
Nacaduba beroe (Felder & Felder, 1865) - opaque six-line blue
Nacaduba beroe asakusa Fruhstorfer, 1916
Nacaduba biocellata (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) - double-spotted line blue
Nacaduba calauria (C. Felder, 1860) - dark Ceylon six-line blue
Nacaduba cyanea (Cramer, [1775]) - tailed green-banded line-blue
Nacaduba hermus Felder, 1860 - pale four-line blue
Nacaduba kurava (Moore, 1857) - transparent six-line blue
Nacaduba kurava therasia Fruhstorfer, 1916
Nacaduba ollyetti Corbet, 1947 - Woodhouse's Four Lineblue
Nacaduba pactolus (C. Felder, 1860) - large four-line blue
Nacaduba pactolus hainani Bethune-Baker, 1914
Nacaduba pavana (Horsfield, 1828) - small four-line blue
Nacaduba sanaya Fruhstorfer, 1916 Sulawesi, Philippines, Banggai, Celebes.

Nias,Peninsular Malaya, Langkawi, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo,Java

Nacaduba schneideri (Ribbe, 1899)
Nacaduba sinhala (Ormiston, 1924) - Ceylon six-line blue


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