Aphnaeus asterius

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
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
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Aphnaeus
Species: Aphnaeus asterius
Subspecies: (2)
A. a. argenteola – A. a. asterius

Name[edit]

Aphnaeus asterius Plötz, 1880.

Type locality: Ghana.

Neotype: ♀ BMNH: Ghana, Dunkwa. Neallotype: ♂ FMNH: Ghana, Kibi, 25.x.1973 (Th. Maessen). Designated by Libert, 2013: 31.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Aphnaeus asterius Plötz, 1880: 201, ♀ nec ♂.
  • Aphnaeus chalybeatus Sharpe, 1890: 105. Sierra Leone. HT: ♂ BMNH. Synonymy in Williams, 2008.
  • Spindasis chalybeata [sic] Sharpe, 1890; Bethune-Baker, 1926: 398, ♀, Cameroon.
  • Aphnaeus asterius asterius Plötz; Libert, 2013: 31, pl. 2.

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