Aphnaeus chapini

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Aphnaeus
Species: Aphnaeus chapini
Subspecies: (3)
A. c. chapini – A. c. occidentalis – A. c. ugandae


Aphnaeus chapini (Holland, 1920).

Type locality: Zaire, Niangara (28°0'E, 3°40'N).

Holotype: ♂ AMNH, New York: 17-19.xi.1910 (Lang & Chapin)


  • Spindasis chapini Holland, 1920: 225, pl. 12, fig. 6.
  • Aphnaeus chapini chapini (Holland); Libert, 2013: 35, pl. 2.


  • Holland, W. J., 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo; Being a Systematic List of the Butterflies and Moths Collected by The American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, Together With Descriptions of Some Hitherto Undescribed Species. Bulletin Of The American Museum Of Natural History 43, Art. 6: 109-369. reference page 
  • Libert, M., 2013. Révision du genre Aphnaeus Hübner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae), 100pp, 13 pls. A.B.R.I., Nairobi, Kenya. reference page