Chrysoritis azurius

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Chrysoritis
Species: Chrysoritis azurius


Chrysoritis azurius (Swanepoel, 1975)

Type locality: RSA, Roggeveld Mountains.

Holotype: Coll. Swanepoel. male ♂. 5.X.1970.



  • Heath, A., 2001: New synonymies and taxonomic notes on the genus Chrysoritis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Metamorphosis, 12 (3): 85-98.
  • Swanepoel, D.A., 1975: A new species of Poecilmitis from the Roggeveldt mountains of the Cape Province (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 87 (4): 123-124.
  • Williams, M. Afrotropical Butterflies. Consulted 26.iv.2009.