NiphandaAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Niphanda asialis
- Niphanda cymbia
- Niphanda fusca
- Niphanda stubbsi
- Niphanda tessellata
This small east Asian genus (ranging from India to Malaysia to northeastern China) was placed in its own subtribe by Eliot (1973, 1992). The adults have sexually dimorphic antennal clubs, and the larvae feed on aphid honeydew, either directly or as regurgitated by ants.
Corbet, A. S., Pendlebury, H. M. & Eliot, J. N. 1992 The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society.
Eliot, J. N. 1973 The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28, 371-505, 6 pls.
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