Chloroselas tamaniba

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

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
Cladus: Coelolepida
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Eulepidoptera
Sectio: Ditrysia
Subsectio: Apoditrysia
Clade: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Aphnaeinae
Genus: Chloroselas
Species: Chloroselas tamaniba


Chloroselas tamaniba Walker, 1870.

Type locality: Sudan: “Hor famanib”.

Holotype: [Lost, Jackson, 1966].


  • Aphnaeus tamaniba Walker, 1879: 51. [nomen dubium]
  • Chloroselas tamaniba (?) (Walker); Jackson, 1966: 526; Williams, 2008.


  • Jackson, T. H. E., 1966. A revision of the genus Chloroselas Butler, with a note on Alaena Boisduval and descriptions of a few new African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera – Lycaenidae). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 13 (8): 523–531. Reference page
  • Walker, F., 1870. A list of the butterflies collected by J.K. Lord, Esq., in Egypt, along the African shore of the Red Sea, and in Arabia; with descriptions of the species new to science. Entomologist 5: 48-57. BHL. Reference page
  • Williams, M.C. 2007. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page