Chilades elicola

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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: Chilades
Species: Chilades elicola


Chilades elicola (Strand, 1911).

Type locality: Ethiopia: “Eli”.

Holotype: not located.


  • Cupido elicola Strand, 1911: 139.
  • Freyeria elicola (Strand). Ackery et al, 1995.
  • Chilades elicola (Strand). Hesselbarth et al, 1995.
  • Chilades eleusis elicola (Strand); Larsen, 2005: 269.

Note: Balint, 1999: 46 suggests that C. elicola may be a junior subjective synonym of Chilades naidina, but has not made a formal synonymy.


  • Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R., Vane-Wright, R.I., 1995. Carcasson's African Butterflies: An annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History), London: i-xi, 1-803. reference page 
  • Bálint, Z.,1999. Annotated list of type specimens of Polyommatus sensu Eliot of the Natural History Museum, London (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 46: 3-82. reference page 
  • Hesselbarth, G., Van Oorschot, H., & Wagener, S., 1995. Die Tagfalter der Turkei unter Berucksichtigung der angrenzenden Lander. Allgemeiner Teil, spezieller Teil. Band 1. Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae. Selbstverlag Sigbert Wagener, Hemdener Weg 19, D 46399 Bocholt, Germany: 1-754. reference page 
  • Strand, E., 1911. Neue Grosschmetterlinge aus Abyssinien. Entomologische Rundschau 28: 137-141. reference page 
  • Larsen, T.B., 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. 2 vols, Apollo Books, Svendborg, Denmark: 1-595, 1-270. reference page