Hypolycaena auricostalis

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Hypolycaenini
Genus: Hypolycaena
Species: Hypolycaena auricostalis
Sub-Species: H. a. auricostalis – H. a. frommi


Hypolycaena auricostalis (Butler, 1897)

Type Locality: Malawi, “Kasitu River, Angoni county, W. of Lake Nyassa”.

Holotype: Not located


  • Iolaus auricostalis Butler, 1897: 832, Pl. 41, Fig. 7.
  • Hypolycaena sebasta Hulstaert, 1924:176. HT: ♀ RMCA, Democratic Republic of Congo, “Elisabethville”, x.1911, (Miss Agric), images.


  • Butler, A. G., [1897]. On two collections of Lepidoptera made by Mr. Richard Crawshay in Nyasa-Land. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896(4): 817–850, pls 41,42. BHL, plates. Reference page
  • Hulstaert, R. P. G., 1924. Lycaenidae nouveaux des collections du Musée du Congo Belge. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaine 12: 112–122, 173-194. Reference page
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from [1] Afrotropical Butterflies.