Lachnocnema laches

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Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Miletinae
Tribus: Miletini
Genus: Lachnocnema
Species: Lachnocnema laches


Lachnocnema laches (Fabricius, 1793).

Type locality: [West Africa]: “In America”. [False locality.]

Lectotype: MNHN. female ♀. "[Burundi]: Usumbura (700 m), Urundi, 28.viii.1961 (M. Fontaine)"; designated by Libert, 1996.


  • Hesperia laches Fabricius, 1793: 317.
  • =Lachnocnema bibulus (Fabricius); Ackery et al., 1995: 542.
  • Lachnocnema laches (Fabricius); Libert, 1996; D'Abrera, 2009: 690; Williams, consulted 19.iii.2015.


  • D'Abrera, B., 2009. Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region, new and revised edition, Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae. Hill House, Melbourne, London. 260pp. reference page 
  • Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R., Vane-Wright, R.I., 1995. Carcasson's African Butterflies: An annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History), London: i-xi, 1-803. reference page 
  • Fabricius, J.C., 1793. Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta. Vol. 3(1): [vi], pp. 1-488. C. G. Proft, Hafniae. text. reference page 
  • Libert, M., 1996. Contribution à l’étude des Lycaenidae africains : Révision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen. (Part 1) Lambillionea 96 (1): 185-202; (Part 2) Lambillionea, 96 (2): 367-386; (Part 3) Lambillionea, 96 (3): 479-500. reference page