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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: Candalidini
Genera: (3)
Candalides – Nesolycaena – Zetona

In synonymy with Candalides:[edit]

Cyprotides – Erina – Holochila – Microscena – Polycyma


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  • Eliot, J. N., 1973a: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 28: 371-505. reference page 
  • Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. 1967, Suppl. 9. reference page 
  • Parsons, M., 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-55555-0 reference page 
  • Tite, G. E., 1963a. A revision of the genus Candalides and allied genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Bull. Brit. Mus. nat. Hist. 14: 197-259, 4 pls, 119 text figs. reference page