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Brephidium exilis exilis, ♂, Arizona.


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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Brephidium
Species: B. exilis – B. metophis – B. pseudofea


Brephidium Scudder, 1876
Type species: Lycaena exilis Boisduval, 1852.


  • Boisduval, J. B., 1852. Lepidoptères de la Californie. Annls. Soc. ent. Fr. 10(2): 275-324.
  • Clench, H.K., 1970: A new subspecies of Brephidium exilis from Yucatan (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 24 (1): 3-6. Full article: [1].
  • Eliot, J.N. 1973: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 28: 371-505.
  • Scudder, S. H., 1876. Synonymic list of the butterflies of North America, north of Mexico. Bull. Buffalo Soc. nat. Sci. 3: 98-129.
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