Anthene afra

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Lycaenesthini
Genus: Anthene
Species: Anthene afra
Subspecies: (2)
A. a. afra – A. a. azurea


Anthene afra (Bethune-Baker, 1910).

Type locality: Zaire, Makala.

Holotype: BMNH. male ♂. Powell-Cotton.


  • Lycaenesthes afra Bethune-Baker, 1910.
  • Cupidesthes minor Joicey & Talbot, 1921: 95; Stempffer, 1967: 188. Congo. Synonymy in Libert, 2010.
  • Lycaenesthes lysias Hulstaert, 1924: 181. Congo. Synonymy in Stempffer, 1967: 190. RMCA, Holotype images.
  • Anthene afra (Bethune-Baker); Stempffer, 1967: 190; Libert, 2010: 80.