Glaucopsyche alexis

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Glaucopsyche alexis <♀,♂> Spain.


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
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Glaucopsyche
Species: Glaucopsyche alexis
Subspecies: G. a. alexis – G. a. blachieri – G. a. lugens – G. a. melanoposmater


Glaucopsyche alexis (Poda, 1761)


  • Papilio alexis Poda, 1761
  • Papilio cyllarus Rottemburg, 1775
  • Lycaena cyllarus aeruginosa (var.) Staudinger, 1881: 285. Type locality: 'Ala Tau'. Syntypes 2♂,♀, MNHU - see Nekrutenko, 2000: 201.
  • Lycaena alexis ab. ♀ casanensis Krulikovsky, 1890
  • Lycaena alexis ab. ♀ caerulea Courvoisier, 1913


  • 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.
  • Nekrutenko, Y., 2000. A catalogue of the type specimens of Palaearctic Riodinidae and Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) deposited in the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Nota lepidopterologica 23 (3/4): 192–352. BHL. Reference page
  • Staudinger, O. 1881. Beitrag zur Lepidopteren-Fauna Central-Asiens. Stettiner entomologische Zeitung 42: 253-300. BHL. Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Green-underside Blue
suomi: Virnasinisiipi
français: Azuré des cytises
日本語: ツバメシジミ
中文: 燕藍灰蝶
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