Aphnaeus brahami

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Aphnaeus
Species: Aphnaeus brahami
Subspecies: (4)
A. b. bakeri – A. b. brahami – A. b. coronae – A. b. ghanaensis


Aphnaeus brahami Lathy, 1903.

Type locality: Nigeria, Anambara Creek.

Holotype: ♀ BMNH: (A. J. Braham). Neallotype: ♂ Camroon, Ngaoundere, Wak, x.2006 ABRI.


  • Aphnaeus brahami Lathy, 1903: 199, pl. 8, fig. 10.
  • Aphnaeus brahami brahami Lathy; Libert, 2013: 39, pl. 4.


  • Lathy, P. I., 1903. An account of a collection of Rhopalocera made on the Anambara Creek in Nigeria, West Africa. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1903: 183-206. BHL. reference page 
  • Libert, M., 2013. Révision du genre Aphnaeus Hübner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae), 100pp, 13 pls. A.B.R.I., Nairobi, Kenya. reference page