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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Lycaenesthini
Genera: Anthene – Cupidesthes – Lycaenesthes – Monile – Neurellipes – Neurypexina – Pseudoliptena – Triclema


Lycaenesthini Toxopeus; Eliot, 1973: 442.

Type Genus: Lycaenesthes Moore, 1866.


  • 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 
  • Libert, M., 2010: Révision des Anthene africains (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). 1-420. reference page 
  • Moore, F., [1866]. On the lepidopterous insects of Bengal. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865: 755-823, 3 pls.
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from [1] Afrotropical Butterflies.

Vernacular Names[edit]

English: Hairtails