Callophrys augustinus

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Callophrys augustinus
Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Eumaeini
Genus: Callophrys
Subgenus: Callophrys (Incisalia)
Species: Callophrys augustinus
Subspecies: (6) per Butterflies of America.
C. a. annetteae – C. a. augustinus – C. a. concava – C. a. croesioides – C. a. helenae – C. a. iroides



Callophrys augustinus Westwood, 1852.

Type locality: Canada, Fawcett, Alta, North of Edmonton.

Neotype: (augustus Kirby), images.


  • Thecla augustus Kirby, 1837: 298, pl.3 figs 4,5. Invalid preocc.
  • Thecla augustinus Westwood, 1852: 486. Replacement name.
  • Incisalia augustinus (Westwood); Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998: 10.
  • Callophrys augustinus (Westwood); Lamas, 2004: 126.


  • Emmel, T., Emmel, J. & Mattoon, S., 1998. The Types of Californian Butterflies Named by Boisduval... In Systematics of Western North American Butterflies. 2: 3-78. Reference page
  • Kirby, W. 1837. The insects. In: Richardson J. (Ed.), Fauna boreali-Americana; or the zoology of the northern parts of British America: containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, RN. Part 4. J. Fletcher, Norwich; 325 + [2] pp., 8 pls. BHL Reference page
  • Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. Reference page
  • Westwood, J.O. [1851]. In Doubleday, E. & Westwood, J. O., 1850–1852: The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera Vol.2. pp.251–534, pls.31–80 + London. text, plates. Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Brown Elfin
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