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Phengaris arion ♂, Southern France.
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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Phengaris
Species (16):
P. albida – P. alcon – P. arion – P. arionides – P. atroguttata – P. cyanecula – P. daitozana – P. kazamoto – P. kurentzovi – P. nausithous – P. ogumae – P. rebeli – P. sinalcon – P. takamukui – P. teleius – P. xiushani


Type species: Lycaena atroguttata Oberthür, 1876



primary references[edit]

  • Doherty, W. 1891: Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 60(2): [36] [not seen]

selected references[edit]

  • Fric, Z.; Wahlberg, N.; Pech, P.; Zrzavý, J. 2007: Phylogeny and classification of the Phengaris–Maculinea clade (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae): total evidence and phylogenetic species concepts. Systematic entomology, 32: 558-567. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00387.x reference page 

additional references[edit]

  • Balletto, E. et al. 2010: Case 3508. Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915 (Lepidoptera: LYCAENIDAE): proposed precedence over Phengaris Doherty, 1891. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 67(2): 129-132. Abstract
  • Korb, S.K., 2010: New taxa of satyrids and blues (Lepidoptera: Satyridae, Lycaenidae) from Kirghizia. Eversmannia 23-24: 10-16.
  • Korb, S.K., 2011: A review of the subgenus Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 of the genus Phengaris Doherty, 1891 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) of the palaearctic fauna. Eversmannia, 27-28: 22-46.
  • Sibatani, A., Saigusa, T. & Hirowatari, T., 1994. The genus Maculinea van Eeke, 1915 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the East Palaearctic Region. Tyô-to-Ga 44(4): 157-220, 50 Figs.
  • Wang, M. & Settele, J., 2010: Notes on and key to the genus Phengaris (s. str.) (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) from mainland China with description of a new species. Zookeys, 48: 21-28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.48.415. reference page 


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