Hypolycaena obscura

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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 obscura


Hypolycaena obscura Stempffer, 1947

Type Locality: Sudan: “Laboni, Mts Acholi, Soudan meridional”.


Hypolycaena liara f. obscura Stempffer, 1947:37.
Hypolycaena obscura Stempffer, 1947. Larsen, 1991: 203.


  • Larsen, T., 1991. The Butterflies of Kenya and their Natural History. Oxford University Press, Oxford: i-xxii, 1-490.
  • Stempffer, H., 1947. Contribution à l'étude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne (Lep). Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 52(3): 35-41.
  • Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from [1] Afrotropical Butterflies.