Iolaus timon congoensis

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congoensis, ♀, from original description.


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: Iolaini
Genus: Iolaus
Subgenus: Iolaus (Tanuetheira)
Species: Iolaus timon
Subspecies: Iolaus timon congoensis


Iolaus timon congoensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921.

Type Locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: “Albertville, Tanganyika”.

Holotype: ♂ BMNH.


  • Tanuetheira prometheus congoensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921: 90 Pl.15, Fig.74.
  • Iolaus (Tanuetheira) timon congoensis (Joicey & Talbot); Stempffer, 1967: 129; Bridges, 1994: VIII.116; Williams, 2007: 132.


  • Bridges, C. A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus-Group and Species-Group Names of the Riodinidae & Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL. Reference page
  • Joicey, J. J. & Talbot, G., 1921. New Lepidoptera collected by T. A. Barns in east central Africa. Bulletin of the Hill Museum. 1(IV): 40–166, Pls: 5–16. BHL. Reference page