Polyommatini

Belongs within: Lycaenidae.Contains: Theclinesthes, Nacaduba, Prosotas, Everes, Tongeia, Celastrina, Polyommatus, Albulina, Agriades, Lycaeides, Agrodiaetus, Cyaniris, Plebejus, Maculinea, Glaucopsyche. The Polyommatini are a cosmopolitan group of butterflies. Members typically lack a basal dark streak on the underside of the fore wing except in a few species possessing tailed wings. The tribe is divided between numerous groups with veins Sc and R1 completely free from each other… Continue reading Polyommatini

Lycaenidae

Belongs within: Obtectomera.Contains: Miletini, Lycaenesthini, Polyommatini, Satyrium, Heliophorus, Lycaena, Thersamonia, Heodes, Athamanthia, Theclini, Arhopalini, Horaga, Aphnaeini, Iolaini, Hypolycaenini, Eumaeini, Remelanini, Hypochrysops, Philiris, Deudorix, Rapala, Candalidini. The Lycaenidae are a cosmopolitan group of butterflies that are commonly associated with ants as larvae. Their classification into subfamilies has historically been subject to disagreement and many authors have included the metalmarks of the… Continue reading Lycaenidae

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Theclinesthes

Belongs within: Polyommatini. Theclinesthes is an Australasian genus of blue butterflies whose larvae feed on leaves of a range of plant species (Braby 2000). Characters (from Braby 2000): Eye hairy; termen of hind wing bearing a variable tail at end of vein CuA, tornal margin slightly produced; veins Sc and R1 in fore wing fused;… Continue reading Theclinesthes

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Nacaduba

Belongs within: Polyommatini. Nacaduba is an Indo-Pacific genus of blue butterflies with brown underwings bearing parallel pale streaks (Wang & Fan 2002). Larvae of most species are not attended by ants though a small number are associated with Dolichoderinae (Braby 2000). Characters (from Wang & Fan 2002): Eyes and palpi hairy, fore wing veins Sc… Continue reading Nacaduba

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Deudorix

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. Deudorix is a Palaeotropical genus of butterflies with larvae feeding on seeds within fruits (Braby 2000). Characters (from Braby 2000): Antenna about half (female) or more than half (male) length of costa of fore wing; eye hairy; fore wing with 11 veins, with radial branches R4 and R5 fused into single vein… Continue reading Deudorix

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Candalidini

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. The Candalidini are lycaenid butterflies in which the pupa has a lateral flange on the head and abdomen, and is often rugose (Braby 2000). <==CandalidiniB00 |–Nesolycaena Waterhouse & Turner 1905 [incl. Adaluma Tindale 1922]B00 | |–N. albosericea (Miskin 1891)B00 | |–N. caesia d’Apice & Miller 1992B12 | |–N. medicea Braby 1996B00 |… Continue reading Candalidini

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Hypochrysops

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. Hypochrysops, the jewels, is a primarily Australasian genus of butterflies whose larvae feed on a wide range of plant families, some even on ferns. Larvae of most species are attended by ants but those of H. byzos, H. polycletus and H. pythias are not (Braby 2000b). Characters (from Braby 2000b): Antenna more than half as long… Continue reading Hypochrysops

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Theclini

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. The Theclini are a group of butterflies with onisciform larvae. Members include the genus Ogyris, azures, which is found in Australasia and usually has the termen of the hind wings dentate and slightly produced at the ends of veins M2 to CuA2 (Braby 2000b). Other genera of Theclini commonly have a well… Continue reading Theclini

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Philiris

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. Philiris is a genus of butterflies found in Indo-Australian rain forests (Braby 2000). Characters (from Braby 2000): Underside of wings plain white, silver or grey, frequently with black median spot near dorsum and additional black terminal spots at ends of veins of hind wing. Antenna more than half as long as costa… Continue reading Philiris

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Lycaena

Belongs within: Lycaenidae. Lycaena, coppers, is a genus of butterflies found primarily in the Holarctic region. Males of this genus usually have the ground colour of the upper wing surface orange. <==Lycaena Fabricius 1807WF02 |–*L. phlaeas (L. 1761) [=Papilio phlaeas]WF02 | |–L. p. phlaeasWF02 | |–L. p. chinensis (Felder 1862) [=Chrysophanus phlaeas chinensis]WF02 | |–L.… Continue reading Lycaena

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