Hypolycaena coerulea

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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: Hypolycaenini
Genus: Hypolycaena
Species: Hypolycaena coerulea


Hypolycaena coerulea (Aurivillius, 1895)

Type Locality: West Cameroon

Holotype: SWMNH


Hypolycaena lebona var. coerulea Aurivillius, 1895: 210.
Hypolycaena lebona caerulea [sic] Stempffer, 1957: 121.
Hypolycaena lebona coerulea Stempffer, 1967, Ackery et al, 1995: 603. Hypolycaena eucyana Clench, ms, arrangement at Carnegie Mus.


  • Aurivillius, P.O.C. 1895: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Insecktenfauna von Kamerun. 2. Tagfalter. 3. Entomologisk tidskrift, 16: 195-220. BHL reference page 
  • Larsen, T. 1997: A revision of the Hypolycaena lebona group of African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera), with description of two new species and one new subspecies. Metamorphosis, 6: 172-182. ISSN: 1018-6409