Hypolycaena philippus

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Hypolycaena phillipus

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Theclinae
Tribus: Hypolycaenini
Genus: Hypolycaena
Species: Hypolycaena philippus
Sub-Species: H. p. philippus – H. p. ramonza

Name[edit]

Hypolycaena philippus (Fabricius, 1793)

Type Locality: [Africa]: “India”. [False locality.] Probably Sierra Leone (Larsen, 2005).

Synonymy[edit]

Hesperia philippus Fabricius, 1793:283. Ilaus orejus Hopffer, 1855: 641. Mozambique: “Mossambique”.
Amblypodia erylus Trimen, 1866: 228. Cape Town. South Africa: “Bashee River, Kaffraria; King William’s Town, British Kaffraria”.

References[edit]

  • Fabricius, J.C., 1792: Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Vol. 1(1). - pp. I-XX , 1-330. Hafniae. (Proft) reference page  PDF
  • Hopffer, C., 1855. Lepidoptera Diurna. Berichte uber die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855: 639-643. reference page 
  • Larsen, T. 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1-595, 1-270.
  • Trimen, R., 1866. Rhopalocera Africae Australis Part 2. Satyridae, Eurytelidae, Lycaenidae, and Hesperidae [recte Hesperiidae] 183-353 + [xxi] pp. Cape Town.
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from [1] Afrotropical Butterflies.