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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Glaucopsyche
Species: G. aeruginosa – G. alexis – G. argali – G. charybdis – G. hazeri – G. lygdamus – G. melanops – G. piasus


Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872: 54.

Type species: Polyommatus lygdamus Doubleday, 1841


  • Phaedrotes Scudder, 1876: 115. TS: Lycaena catalina Reakirt, 1866
  • Apelles Hemming, 1931
  • Bajluana Korshunov, 1990; (included for the time being), TS: Lycaena argali.


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Lamas, G. 2004. Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page
  • Ugelvig, L.V., Vila, R., Pierce, N.E. & Nash, D.R., 2011. A phylogenetic revision of the Glaucopsyche section (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with special focus on the Phengaris–Maculinea clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61(1): 237–243. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.05.016 Paywall. Reference page
  • Korb, S.K., 2012: To the systematics of blue butterflies of the genus Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872 in the Tian-Shan mountains (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Atalanta 43: 173–180.
  • Korb, S.K., 2013: Contribution to the systematics and distribution of lycaenid butterflies of the genus Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Amurian zoological journal, 5 (2): 177–179. Full article: [1].

Vernacular names[edit]

日本語: ツバメシジミ属
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