Catapaecilma major

Catapaecilma major

''Catapaecilma major'', the common tinsel, is a species of butterfly belonging to the lycaenid family described by Hamilton Herbert Druce in 1895. It is found in the Indomalayan realm.
Grey Tinsel Catapaecilma major albicans Corbet, 1941
from Chiang Dao. Chiangmai. Thailand Catapaecilma major,Geotagged,Thailand,Winter

Appearance

The two Bornean specimens [of ''Catapaecilma elegans''] before me differ from Sikkim examples by the central band on the fore wing below being straight, not Y-shaped, as appears to be invariably the case in Indian specimens, also in those from Ceylon, and again from Sumatra. On such slight material I do not propose to admit at present that the Indian representatives belong to a distinct species , but in the event of their requiring a name I would suggest ''major''.— Hamilton Herbert Druce, A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae


The larvae feed on ''Terminalia paniculata''.

Naming

The subspecies are:
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major major''
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major anais'' Fruhstorfer, 1915
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major albicans'' Corbet, 1941
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major emas'' Fruhstorfer, 1912
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major callone''
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major myosotina'' Fruhstorfer, 1912
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major sedina''
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major moltrechti''
⤷ ''Catapaecilma major sophonias'' Fruhstorfer, 1912

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusCatapaecilma
SpeciesC. major
Photographed in
Thailand