Trimenia wykehami

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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Aphnaeini
Genus: Trimenia
Species: Trimenia wykehami


Trimenia wykehami (Dickson, 1969).

Type locality: RSA, Western Cape Province, summit of Nieuwveld Mountains, 6000 ft., nr. Beaufort West.

Holotype: BMNH: ♂. "Reg. No. Rh. 17143. 16.XII.1958. leg. (C.W. Wykeham)".


  • Phasis argyroplaga wykehami Dickson, 1969: 285.
  • Trimenia argyroplaga wykehami (Dickson); Tite & Dickson, 1975: 234.
  • Trimenia wykehami (Dickson); Dickson & Kroon, 1978; Pringle et al., 1994: 180; D'Abrera, 2009: 714; Williams, consulted 25.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 
  • Dickson, C.G.C., 1969c: An additional new member of the Phasis wallengrenii (Trimen) group. Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 81: 285-286. BHL. reference page 
  • C.G.C. Dickson, 1978. List of southern African lycaenid subfamilies and genera, in approximate systematic sequence. In: Dickson, C.G.C., & Kroon, D.M. [Eds]. Pennington’s butterflies of southern Africa. A.D. Donker, Johannesburg: 1-670. reference page 
  • Pringle, E.L.L., Henning, G.A. & Ball, J.B. [Eds] 1994. Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, 2nd edn. Struik Winchester, Cape Town: 1-800. reference page 
  • Tite, G. E. & C.G.C. Dickson, 1975: The genus Aloeides and allied genera (Lepidoptera:Lycaenidae). Bull. Brit. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Entomology). 29 (5): 225-280, 5 pls, 32 text figs. text, plates. reference page