Azanus sitalces

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Azanus
Species: Azanus sitalces
Subspecies: A. s. mayotti – A. s. sitalces


Azanus sitalces (Mabille, 1899).

Type Locality: NE Madagascar, Antongil.

Holotype: Not located.


  • Lycaena sitalces Mabille, 1899: 723.
  • Azanus rubropuncta Lathy, 1921: 208. Madagascar, Marsantsetia.
  • Azanus sitalces (Mabille); Stempffer, 1967: 252
  • Azanus sitalces sitalces (Mabille); D'Abrera, 1980:552.
  • Azanus (Azanus) sitalces sitalces (Mabille); Williams.


  • D'Abrera, B., 1980. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne: xx, 593 pp.reference page 
  • Lathy, P. I., 1921. Two new species of Lycaenidae from Madagascar. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)8: 208. reference page 
  • Mabille, P., 1899. Lepidoptera nova Malagassica et Africana. Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France 68: 723-753. reference page 
  • Stempffer, H., 1967. The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) Supplement 10: 1-332.
  • Williams, M. Afrotropical Butterflies.
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