Anthene amarah

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Anthene amarah, South Africa.
Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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: Lycaenesthini
Genus: Anthene
Species: Anthene amarah
Subspecies (2): A. a. amarah – A. a. turlini


Anthene amarah (Guérin-Méneville, 1847).

Type locality: Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Neotype: MNHN, male ♂, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 10.VII.1926, leg. H. Ungemach.


  • Polyommatus amarah Guérin-Méneville, 1847: 384, pl. 9, figs 5, 6.
  • Lampides olympusa Walker, 1870: 53. Synonymy in Stempffer, 1967: 190.
  • Anthene amarah orphna Clench, 1965: 369. Synonymy in Libert, 2010: 132.
  • Anthene amarah amarah (Guérin-Méneville); Stempffer, 1967: 190; Libert, 2010: 132.


  • Walker, F., 1870b. A list of the butterflies collected by J.K. Lord, Esq., in Egypt, along the African shore of the Red Sea, and in Arabia; with descriptions of the species new to science. Entomologist 5: 48-57. reference page