Syrmoptera homeyerii

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Oxylidini
Genus: Syrmoptera
Species: Syrmoptera homeyerii


Syrmoptera homeyerii Dewitz, 1879.

Type locality: East Angola.

  • Holotype: ♂ ZMB Berlin: "entre 10° S et 17 à 22° E (Pogge)".
  • Neallotype ♀ MNHN Paris: "Kapanga, Katanga, Zaire, iv.1934", designated by Libert, 2004: 441.


  • Hypolycaena homeyerii Dewitz, 1879: 207, pl. 2, fig. 13.
  • Syrmoptera nivea ♀ f. androgyna Joicey & Talbot, 1924: 545; Type BMNH, London.
  • nec Oxylides homeyerii Dewitz; Holland, 1920; Stempffer, 1961.
  • nec Oxylides mixtura Hulstaert; Stempffer, 1961; Ackery et al, 1995.
  • Syrmoptera homeyeri [sic] Dewitz; Bridges, 1994: IX.122.


  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Dewitz, H., 1879. Afrikanische Tagschmetterlinge Nova Acta Academiae Caesarea Leopoldina-Carolinae Germanicum Naturae Curiousorum 41 (2): 173-212. reference page 
  • Holland, W. J., 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo; Being a Systematic List of the Butterflies and Moths Collected by The American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, Together With Descriptions of Some Hitherto Undescribed Species. Bulletin Of The American Museum Of Natural History 43, Art. 6: 109-369. reference page 
  • Joicey, J. J. and Talbot, G., 1924b. New forms of African lepidoptera collected by T. Alexander Barns. Bulletin of the Hill Museum 1(3): 539-564. reference page 
  • Stempffer, H., 1961. Contribution a l’etude des Lepidopteres Lycaenidae de l’Afrique equatoriale. Annales. Musée de l’Afrique Centrale (8) 94: 1-73. reference page