Lepidochrysops aethiopia

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: Lepidochrysops aethiopia

Name[edit]

Lepidochrysops aethiopia (Bethune-Baker, [1923]).

Type locality: : [Mozambique]: “Foothills N. of Mt. Chiperone, Port. East Africa, 2500 ft., 19.xi.1913, S.A. Neave” (Tite, 1959: 159).

Syntypes: 5♂♂ BMNH, ♀ OUMNH, images.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Neochrysops aethiopia Bethune-Baker, [1923]: 331, Pls 14, fig. 9; 21, fig. 40; 29, fig. 40..
  • Neochrysops nyasae Bethune-Baker, [1923]: 332, Pls 14, fig. 10, Malawi: “Nyasaland, Mlanje and near Lake Chilwa”. Synonymized by Tite (1959: 158).
  • Lepidochrysops aethiopica (Bethune-Baker, [1923]). Hedicke, 1923.

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