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Anthene Doubleday, 1847
Ciliate Blues Hairtails
Anthene Doubleday, 1847; List Spec. lep. Ins. B. M. 2 : 27, TS: Papilio larydas Cramer
Lycaenesthes Moore, [1866]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3) : 773, TS: Lycaenesthes bengalensis Moore
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 256
Triclema Karsch, 1893; Berl. ent. Z. 38 (1/2) : 227, TS: Lycaenesthes lucretilis Hewitson
= ; Heath, Newport & Hancock, 2001, The Butterflies of Zambia:; [AfrL]
Neurypexina Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 64, TS: Lycaenesthes lyzanius Hewitson
= ; Heath, Newport & Hancock, 2001, The Butterflies of Zambia:; [AfrL]
Neurellipes Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 66, TS: Lycaenesthes lusones Hewitson
= ; Heath, Newport & Hancock, 2001, The Butterflies of Zambia:; [AfrL]
Monile Ungemach, 1932; Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 90, TS: Monile pluricauda Ungemach
= ; [AfrL]
Pseudoliptena Stempffer, 1946; Rev. Fr. Ent. 13 : 8, TS: Pseudoliptena bitje Stempffer
= ; [AfrL]

Lycaenesthes (Lycaenidae) ; Moore, [1881], Lepid. Ceylon 1 (3): 87
Lycaenesthes ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 13
Lycaenesthes (Lycaenesthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442
Anthene ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 256
Neurypexina (Lycaenesthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442
Neurellipes (Lycaenesthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442
Monile (Lycaenesthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442
Triclema (Lycaenesthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442; [BK, 222]
Neurellipes (Lycaenesthini) ; [BK, 222]
Anthene (Lycaenisthini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 442
Anthene (Lycaenesthini) ; [BK, 214]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139; [AfrL]


[sp-1v.jpg] 600x400 (~73Kb) underside India: Subansiri, 31.10.2005, Photo © Kedar Tokekar

The exact identification of this species is still unknown, but tentatively assumed to belong into this group.


Subgenus Anthene Doubleday, 1847
Anthene Doubleday, 1847; List Spec. lep. Ins. B. M. 2 : 27, TS: Papilio larydas Cramer
Anthene (Lycaenesthini) ; [BK, 214]

> 75 spp.


Anthene rubricinctus (Holland, 1891)
Sierra Leone - Uganda, Angola. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes rubricinctus Holland, 1891; Psyche 6 : 51, TL: Kangwe, Ogowe River
Lycaenesthes musagetes Holland, 1893; Ent. News. 4 (1) : 25, TL: Gaboon
= Anthene rubricincta ; Clench, 1963, Entomol. News 74: (43-49)
Lycaenesthes musagetes ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 21, pl. 5, f. 5
Anthene musagetes ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 8]
Lycaenesthes rubricincta ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 100, pl. 22, f. 11-12
Anthene rubricincta ;
Lycaenesthes rubricinctus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 21
Anthene (Anthene) rubricinctus ; [AfrL]
Guinea - Nigeria, Zaire Anthene rubricinctus rubricinctus ; [BAFR, 526 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) rubricinctus rubricinctus ; [AfrL]
A. r. anadema (Druce, 1905)
Angola, S.Zaire, N.Zambia, Malawi Lycaenesthes anadema Druce, 1905; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1905 (2) : 258, TL: N.W. Rhodesia
Lycaenesthes anadema ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 22
Anthene rubricinctus anadema ; [BAFR, 526 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) rubricinctus anadema ; [AfrL]
A. r. jeanneli Stempffer, 1961
W.Kenya, Uganda, E.Zaire musagetes elgonensis Stempffer, 1936²
Anthene rubricinctus jeanneli ; [BK: 214, pl. 21, f. 275]; [BAFR, 526]
Anthene (Anthene) rubricinctus jeanneli ; [AfrL]

Anthene ituria (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
NE.Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes ituria Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 22, pl. 1, f. 4, pl. 5, f. 6, TL: Beni; Makala; Mawambe (Congo Free State)
Anthene ituria ; [BAFR, 526]
Anthene (Anthene) ituria ; [AfrL]

Anthene saddacus (Talbot, 1935)
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Anthene saddacus ; [BAFR, 526]
Anthene (Anthene) saddacus ; [AfrL]

Anthene chirinda (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
E.Rhodesia - Malawi - Tanzania. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes chirinda Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 27, pl. 1, f. 10, TL: Chirinda Forest, Gazaland, 3600ft
Anthene chirinda ; [BAFR, 526]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 28 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) chirinda ; [AfrL]

Anthene schoutedeni (Hulstaert, 1924)
Sierra Leone - Kenya, Ethiopia - Burundi. See [About maps] Schouteden's Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes[?] schoutedeni Hulstaert, 1924; Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 12 : 181
Anthene schoutedeni ; [BAFR, 526]; [BK: 214, pl. 21, f. 276]
Anthene (Anthene) schoutedeni ; [AfrL]

Anthene ligures (Hewitson, 1874)
Cameroun, Angola, Malawi, E.Zaïre, Tanzania - Kenya. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes ligures Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 349, TL: Angola
ochreofascia Talbot, 1935²
Lycaenesthes ligures ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 220, pl. 90, f. 1-2; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 23, pl. 5, f. 7
Anthene ligures ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 47-48]; [BAFR, 526]; [BK: 215, pl. 21, f. 277]
Anthene (Anthene) ligures ; [AfrL]

Larva on Celtis [BK]


Anthene bjoernstadi Collins & Larsen, 1991
W.Kenya (Kakamega). See [About maps] Bjørnstad's Ciliate Blue
Anthene bjoernstadi Collins & Larsen, 1991; in Larsen, The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history: 215, 440, f. A1, pl. 22, f. 277a, TL: Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Anthene (Anthene) bjoernstadi ; [AfrL]

Anthene ukerewensis (Strand, 1909)
Lake Victoria (Ukerewe I.). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes ukerewensis Strand, 1909
Anthene ukerewensis ; [BAFR, 526 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) ukerewensis ; [AfrL]

Anthene afra (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Cameroun, Congo Republic, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes afra Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 27, pl. 1, f. 12, TL: Makala, Congo Free State
Anthene afra ; [BAFR, 526]
Anthene (Anthene) afra ; [AfrL]

Anthene ruwenzoricus (Grünberg, 1911)
Uganda-Zaire border Anthene ruwenzorica ; [BAFR, 527]
Anthene (Anthene) ruwenzoricus ; [AfrL]

Anthene alberta (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Angola, Zaïre, Uganda, Tanzania, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes alberta Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 28, pl. 1, f. 11, TL: Congo (Makala)
Anthene alberta ; [BAFR, 527]; [BK: 215, pl. 22, f. 278]
Anthene (Anthene) alberta ; [AfrL]

Anthene sheppardi Stevenson, 1940
Rhodesia, NE.Tanzania (Usambara Mts.). See [About maps] Anthene sheppardi Stevenson, 1940; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 3 : 103
Anthene sheppardi ; [BAFR, 527]
Anthene (Anthene) sheppardi ; [AfrL]

Anthene definita (Butler, 1899)
-. See [About maps] Common Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes definita Butler, 1899; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 342
Lycaenesthes definita ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 26, pl. 1, f. 5-6
Anthene definita ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 28]
Anthene (Anthene) definita ; [AfrL]

Larva on Schmidelia africana, Mangifera indica, Myrica aethiopica, Acacia karroo, A. cyanophylla, Albizia distachya, Schotia sp., Bersama sp., Pappea sp., Kalanchoe sp. [PBSA]

Larva on Harpephyllum, Mangifera, Rhus, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Acacia, Albizia, Schotia, Bersama, Myrica, Rosa, Allophylus, Pappea, Schmidelia [BK]

S.Africa - E.Africa, Uganda, Cape, SE.Guinea (Nimba Mts.) Anthene definita definita ; [BAFR, 527]; [BK: 215, pl. 22, f. 279]
Anthene (Anthene) definita definita ; [AfrL]
A. d. nigrocaudata (Pagenstecher, 1902)
Ethiopia Lycaenesthes nigrocaudata Pagenstecher, 1902; Jahrb. Nassau Ver. Naturk. 55 : 156
Anthene definita nigrocaudata ; [BAFR, 527 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) definita nigrocaudata ; [AfrL]

Anthene hobleyi (Neave, 1904)
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zaïre. See [About maps] Hobley's Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes hobleyi Neave, 1904; Novit. Zool. 11 : 339, TL: ?E or NE of Victoria Nyanza
Lycaenesthes hobleyi ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 24, pl. 1, f. 9, pl. 6, f. 10
Anthene hobleyi ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 32]; [BK: 216, pl. 22, f. 280]
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi ; [AfrL]
Kenya Anthene hobleyi hobleyi ; [BAFR, 527 (text)]; [BK, 216 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi hobleyi ; [AfrL]
A. h. elgonensis (Aurivillius, 1925)
W.Kenya, E.Uganda Anthene hobleyi elgonensis ; [BAFR, 527]; [BK, 216 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi elgonensis ; [AfrL]
A. h. kigezi Stempffer, 1961
SE.Uganda, NE.Zaire, Rwanda?, Burundi? Anthene hobleyi kigezi ; [BAFR, 527 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi kigezi ; [AfrL]
A. h. teita Stempffer, 1961
SE.Kenya (Teita Hills) Anthene hobleyi teita ; [BAFR, 527 (text)]; [BK, 216 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi teita ; [AfrL]
A. h. ufipa Kielland, 1990
Anthene (Anthene) hobleyi ufipa ; [AfrL]

Anthene lemnos (Hewitson, 1878)
-. See [About maps] Large Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes lemnos Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 221, pl. 90, f. 13-14, TL: Delagoa Bay
Lycaenesthes lemnos ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 30, pl. 6, f. 11
Anthene lemnos ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 43-44]
Anthene (Anthene) lemnos ; [AfrL]

Larva on Micrococca berberidae [PBSA]

Natal, Mozambique - Rhodesia, Malawi Anthene lemnos lemnos ; [BAFR, 527]
Anthene (Anthene) lemnos lemnos ; [AfrL]
A. l. loa (Strand, 1911)
NE.Tanzania, E.Kenya (coast) Anthene lemnos loa ; [BAFR, 527 (text)]; [BK: 216, pl. 22, f. 281]
Anthene (Anthene) lemnos loa ; [AfrL]

Anthene indefinita (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Rhodesia, E.Zaïre, Kenya. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes indefinita Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 25, pl. 1, f. 7-8, pl. 5, f. 9, TL: Kikuyu, 6000ft; Toro; Nairobi; Uganda
Antehen indefinita ; [BAFR, 527]
Anthene indefinita ; [BK: 216, pl. 22, f. 282]
Anthene (Anthene) indefinita ; [AfrL]

Anthene sylvanus (Drury, 1773)
-. See [About maps] Papilio sylvanus Drury, 1773; Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 2 : pl. 3, f. 2-3
Lycaenesthes sylvanus ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 222, pl. 92, f. 41
Lycaenesthes silvanus[sic] ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 43, pl. 8, f. 20
Anthene sylvanus ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 14]
Anthene (Anthene) sylvanus ; [AfrL]
Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast - Nigeria Anthene sylvanus sylvanus ; [BAFR, 528]
Anthene (Anthene) sylvanus sylvanus ; [AfrL]
A. s. albicans (Grünberg, 1910)
Lake Victoria (Sesse I., Bugalla I.) Anthene sylvanus albicans ; [BAFR, 528]
Anthene (Anthene) sylvanus albicans ; [AfrL]
A. s. niveus Stempffer, 1954
Anthene (Anthene) sylvanus niveus ; [AfrL]

Anthene millari (Trimen, 1893)
Natal, Transvaal, Malawi. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes millari Trimen, 1893; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 133, pl. 8, f. 9, TL: Natal, Estcourt
Lycaenesthes millari ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 35, pl. 6, f. 13
Anthene millari ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 7]; [BAFR, 528]
Anthene (Anthene) millari ; [AfrL]

Anthene sp. [Cotterel?]
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Anthene sp. ; [BAFR, 528]

Anthene wilsoni (Talbot, 1935)
SW.Ethiopia, S.Sudan, E.Uganda, Kenya. See [About maps] Wilson's Ciliate Blue
Cupidesthes wilsoni ; Stempffer, 1967
Anthene wilsoni ; [BAFR, 528]; [BK: 217, pl. 22, f. 284]
Anthene (Anthene) wilsoni ; [AfrL]

Larva on Entada, Acacia [BK]


Anthene otacilia (Trimen, 1868)
Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Rhodesia, E.Africa. See [About maps] Trimen's Ciliate Blue
Lycaena otacilia Trimen, 1868; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 90
Anthene otacilia; [BK: 217-218, f. 14, pl. 22, f. 285]
Lycaenesthes otacilia ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 228, pl. 92, f. 35-37; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 37, pl. 2, f. 1, pl. 6, f. 14
Anthene otacilia ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 7 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) otacilia ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia karroo, Acacia spp.? [PBSA], Dichrostachys [BK]

Usually attended by Crematogaster ants [BK].

South Africa, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania Anthene otacilia otacilia ; [BAFR, 528]
Anthene (Anthene) otacilia otacilia ; [AfrL]
A. o. dulcis (Pagenstecher, 1902)
Ethiopia, Somalia Lycaenesthes dulcis Pagenstecher, 1902; Jahrb. Nassau Ver. Naturk. 55 : 156
Anthene otacilia dulcis ; [BAFR, 528 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) otacilia dulcis ; [AfrL]
A. o. benadirensis Stempffer, 1947²
Kenya, Somalia otacilia tongidensis Bethune-Baker, 1910²
Anthene otacilia benadirensis ; [BK, 217, (note)]

Anthene kikuyu (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Kenya, Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes otacilla kikuyu Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 37, pl. 2, f. 2, TL: Kikuyu District, 5000-6000ft
Anthene otacilia kikuyu ; [BK, 217 (note)]; [BAFR, 528 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) kikuyu ; [AfrL]

Anthene pitmani Stempffer, 1936
Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia. See [About maps] Pitman's Ciliate Blue
Anthene (Anthene) pitmani ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia, Dichrostachys [BK]

Usually attended by Crematogaster ants [BK].

Kenya Anthene pitmani pitmani ; [BAFR, 528]; [BK: 218, f. 14, pl. 22, f. 287]
Anthene (Anthene) pitmani pitmani ; [AfrL]
A. p. somalina Stempffer, 1936
Somalia Anthene pitmani somalina ; [BAFR, 528]
Anthene (Anthene) pitmani somalina ; [AfrL]

Anthene contrastata Ungemach, 1932
Natal, Zululand, Transvaal, Ethiopia, Somalia - Zimbabve. See [About maps] Tiny Ciliate Blue
Anthene contrastata Ungemach, 1932; Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 88
Anthene contrastata ; [BK: 218, f. 14, pl. 22, f. 286]
Anthene (Anthene) contrastata ; [AfrL]
Ethiopia, Arabia Anthene contrastata contrastata ; [BAFR, 528 (text)]; [BK, 218 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) contrastata contrastata ; [AfrL]
A. c. turkana Stempffer, 1936
N.Kenya, Somalia, NE.Uganda Anthene contrastata turkana ; [BAFR, 528 (text)]; [BK, 218 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) contrastata turkana ; [AfrL]
A. c. mashuna (Stevenson, 1937)
Rhodesia - Kenya ?otacilia f. mashuna Stevenson, 1937
Anthene contrastata mashuna ; [BK, 218 (note)]
Anthene constrastata mashuna ; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene (Anthene) contrastata mashuna ; [AfrL]

Anthene talboti Stempffer, 1936
Cape (Karroo), Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Rhodesia - Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania. See [About maps] Talbot's Ciliate Blue
Anthene talboti Stempffer, 1936; Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 41 : 283
Anthene talboti ; [BAFR, 529]; [BK: 219, f. 14]
Anthene (Anthene) talboti ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia karroo, Acacia spp., (flowers, leaves) [PBSA]


Anthene rhodesiana Stempffer, 1962
Rhodesia, Zambia. See [About maps] Anthene rhodesiana Stempffer, 1962; Bull. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire (A) 24 : 1171
Anthene rhodesiana ; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene (Anthene) rhodesiana ; [AfrL]

Anthene minima (Trimen, 1893)
Natal, Zululand, Botswana, not Kenya. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes minima Trimen, 1893; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 135, pl. 8, f. 10, TL: Natal, coast districts
Lycaenesthes minima ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 36
Anthene minima ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 13 (text only)]; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene (Anthene) minima ; [AfrL]

Anthene suquala (Pagenstecher, 1902)
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes suquala Pagenstecher, 1902; Jahrb. Nassau Ver. Naturk. 55 : 155, TL: NE. Africa
Lycaenesthes suquala ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 38
Anthene suquala ; [BAFR, 529 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) suquala ; [AfrL]

Anthene opalina Stempffer, 1946
S.Ethiopia, Somalia, NW.Kenya. See [About maps] Opal Ciliate Blue
Anthene opalina ; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene (Anthene) opalina ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia? [BK]

Anthene opalina opalina ; [BK: 219, pl. 22, f. 289]

Anthene janna Gabriel, 1949
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Anthene opalina janna ; [BK, 219 (note)]
Anthene janna ; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene (Anthene) janna ; [AfrL]

Anthene hodsoni (Talbot, 1935)
Uganda. See [About maps] Hodson's Ciliate Blue
Anthene hodsoni ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 33]; [BK: 219, pl. 22, f. 290]
Anthene (Anthene) hodsoni ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia? [BK]

Attended by Pheidole ants? [BK].

SW.Ethiopia, S.Sudan, N.Uganda, NW.Kenya Anthene hodsoni hodsoni ; [BAFR, 529]
Anthene hodsoni hodsoni Talbot, 1935; [BK, 219 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) hodsoni hodsoni ; [AfrL]
A. h. usamba (Talbot, 1937)
N.Kenya hodsoni usamba (Talbot, 1937); , TL: Ngong, Kenya
Anthene hodsoni usamba ; [BAFR, 529 (text)]; [BK, 219 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) hodsoni usamba ; [AfrL]

Anthene princeps (Butler, 1876)
Africa (south of Sahara), Madagascar. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes princeps Butler, 1876; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 18 (108) : 484
Lycaenesthes neglecta Trimen, 1891; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1) : 175
Anthenes neglecta ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 9]
Lycaenesthes princeps ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 228; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 31, pl. 1, f. 17, pl. 7, f. 15
Anthene (Anthene) princeps ; [AfrL]

Larva on Entada abyssinica [PBSA], Millettia [BK]

Africa (south of Sahara) Lycaenesthes uganda Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 32, TL: Entebbe, Uganda
Anthene princeps princeps ; [BAFR, 529]; [BK: 220, pl. 22, f. 291]
Anthene (Anthene) princeps princeps ; [AfrL]
A. p. smithii (Mabille, 1877)
Madagascar Lycaena smithii Mabille, 1877; Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. (5) 7 : lxxii, TL: Madagascar
Lycaenesthes lochias Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 221, pl. 90, f. 7-8, TL: Madagascar
= ; [NHM]
Lycaenesthes mabillei Lathy, 1921; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 8 (44) : 208, TL: Marsantsetia, N.E. Madagascar
= ; [NHM]
Lycaenesthes smithi ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 31, pl. 1, f. 13
Anthene princeps smithi ; [BAFR, 529 (text)]
Anthene princeps smithii ; [MadL]
Anthene (Anthene) princeps smithii ; [AfrL]

Anthene liodes (Hewitson, 1874)
Sierra Leone - Kenya - to (Malawi, Rhodesia, Angola). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes liodes Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 349, TL: Gaboon
= Lycaenesthes sichela ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 222
Lycaenesthes monteironis Kirby, 1878; in Hewitson, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 223, TL: Angola; Calabar
= ; [NHM]
Lycaenesthes bihe Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 34, TL: Bihe District, Angola
Lycaenesthes liodes ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 32, pl. 1, f. 14
Anthene liodes ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 44 (text only)]; [BAFR, 530]
Anthene liodes f. bihe ; [BAFR, 530 (note, dry season form)]
Anthene liodes ; [BK: 220, pl. 22, f. 292]
Anthene (Anthene) liodes ; [AfrL]

Larva on Mangifera, Combretum, Myrica, Schmidelia [BK]

Usually with ants [BK]


Anthene collinsi D'Abrera, 1980
W.Ethiopia. See [About maps] Anthene collinsi D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 530, fig., TL: Gore, W. Ethiopia
Anthene (Anthene) collinsi ; [AfrL]

Anthene barnesi Stevenson, 1940
E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Anthene barnesi Stevenson, 1940; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 3 : 106
Anthene barnesi ; [BAFR, 530]
Anthene (Anthene) barnesi ; [AfrL]

Anthene nigropunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Guinea, Ivory Coast, Benin, C.A.R.Angola, Zambia, Rhodesia, Malawi, Tanzania. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes nigropunctata Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 36, pl. 1, f. 16
Anthene nigropunctata ; [BAFR, 530]
Anthene (Anthene) nigropunctata ; [AfrL]

Anthene butleri (Oberthür, 1880)
-. See [About maps] Butler's Ciliate Blue
Anthene butleri ; [BK: 220, pl. 22, f. 293]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri ; [AfrL]
Ethiopia, S.Sudan, N.Uganda, NW.Kenya Anthene butleri butleri ; [BAFR, 530]; [BK, 220 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri butleri ; [AfrL]
A. b. arabicus Gabriel, 1954
SW.Arabia Anthene butleri arabicus ; [BAFR, 530 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri arabicus ; [AfrL]
A. b. galla Stempffer, 1947
N.Kenya Anthene butleri galla ; [BAFR, 530 (text)]; [BK, 220 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri galla ; [AfrL]
A. b. livida (Trimen, 1881)
Cape, Orange Free State, Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Rhodesia, Moçambique, Tanzania Lycaenesthes livida Trimen, 1881; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881 (3) : 443
Lycaenesthes livida ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 34, pl. 4, f. 12
Anthene butleri livida ; [BAFR, 530 (text)]
?Anthene lirida[sic, recte livida] ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 49]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri livida ; [AfrL]

Larva on Klanchoe crenata, K. lugardii, Cotyledon spp. [PBSA]

A. b. stempfferi Storace, 1954
Kenya Anthene butleri stempfferi ; [BK, 220 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) butleri stempfferi ; [AfrL]

Anthene aureobrunnea Ungemach, 1932²
Ethiopia (highlands). See [About maps] Anthene aureobrunnea ; [BAFR, 530 (text)]

Anthene rubrimaculata (Strand, 1909)
NE.Tanzania. See [About maps] Anthene rubrimaculata ; [BAFR, 531]; [BK, 217 (note: not in Kenya)]
Anthene (Anthene) rubrimaculata ; [AfrL]
Anthene (Anthene) rubrimaculata rubrimaculata ; [AfrL]
A. r. tukuyu Kielland, 1990
Anthene (Anthene) rubrimaculata tukuyu ; [AfrL]
A. r. zanzibarica Congdon & Collins, 1998
Anthene (Anthene) rubrimaculata zanzibarica ; [AfrL]

Anthene lasti (Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894)
from (E.Rhodesia - Malawi) - E.Tanzania, E.Kenya. See [About maps] Last's Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes lasti Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 109, pl. 24, f. 1-2, TL: Mombasa
Lycaenesthes lasti ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 29
Anthene lasti ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 42]; [BAFR, 531]; [BK: 217, pl. 22, f. 283]
Anthene (Anthene) lasti ; [AfrL]

Anthene lunulata (Trimen, 1894)
Senegal - Zaire, Sudan, W.Kenya, Angola, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Red Spot Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes lunulata Trimen, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1894 : 51, pl. 6, f. 12
Lycaenesthes sanguinea Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 41, pl. 2, f. 3, pl. 7, f. 18, TL: Bihe District; Angola; NE.Rhodesia
Lycaenesthes lunulata ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 40, pl. 2, f. 4-5, pl. 7, f. 17
Anthene lunulata ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 1-2]; [BK: 221, pl. 22, f. 294]
Anthene lunulata f. sanguinea ; [BAFR, 531 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) lunulata ; [AfrL]

Larva on Entada abyssinica, Combretum sp., Brachystegia spiciformis [PBSA], Albizia, Combretum [BK]


Anthene levis (Hewitson, 1878)
Sierra Leone, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Uganda, Zambia. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes levis Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 221, pl. 91, f. 21-22
grisea Talbot, 1935²
Lycaenesthes levis ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 113, pl. 24, f. 11-13; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 42, pl. 7, f. 19
Anthene levis ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 46]; [BAFR, 531]
Anthene (Anthene) levis ; [AfrL]

Anthene amarah (Guérin-Méneville, 1847)
Cape, Tropical Africa, Arabia (up to Aqaba). See [About maps] Leaden Ciliate Blue
Polyommatus amarah Guérin-Méneville, 1847; Voy. Abyss. Lef. 6: 384, pl. 11, f. 5-6
Lycaenesthes amarah ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 228; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 38, pl. 7, f. 16
Anthene amarah ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 24]
Anthene (Anthene) amarah ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia spp., A. karroo [PBSA], Dichrostachys [BK]

Anthene amarah amarah ; [BAFR, 531]; [BK: 221, pl. 22, f. 295]
A. a. orphna Clench, 1965
Liberia Anthene amarah orphna Clench, 1965; Mem. Amer. ent. Soc. 19: (267-403) , TL: Ganta, Liberia
Anthene amarah orphna ; [BAFR, 531 (text)]

Anthene arnoldi (Jones, 1917)
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes arnoldi Jones, 1917; Proc. Trans. Rhod. scient. Ass. 16 (2): 19 (?1918)
Anthene arnoldi ; [BAFR, 531]
Anthene (Anthene) arnoldi ; [AfrL]

Anthene madibirensis (Wichgraf, 1921)
S.Tanzania (Madibira). See [About maps] Anthene madibirensis ; [BAFR, 531]
Anthene (Anthene) madibirensis ; [AfrL]

Anthene larydas (Cramer, [1780])
Natal, Zululand, Rhodesia, Moçambique, W.Africa, C.Africa - W.Kenya. See [About maps] Spotted Ciliated Blue
Papilio larydas Cramer, [1780]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (23-24): 160, pl. 282, f. H
Hesperia pericles Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 273
= ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 222
Lycaenesthes larydas ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 222, pl. 92, f. 40; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 44, pl. 8, f. 21
Anthene larydas ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 39-41]; [BAFR, 531]; [BK: 221, pl. 22, f. 296]
Anthene (Anthene) larydas ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia, Afzelia, Albizia, Dichrostachys, Hypericum [BK]

Larva on Acacia kraussiana, Albizia spp. [PBSA]

Does [PBSA] information actually apply to Anthene kersteni? -- msa


Anthene kersteni (Gerstaecker, 1871)
Natal - Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia. See [About maps] Kersten's Ciliate Blue
Lycaena kersteni Gerstaecker, 1871; Archiv Naturg. 37 (1) : 359
Anthene kersteni ; [BAFR, 531]; [BK: 221]
Anthene (Anthene) kersteni ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia, Albizia [BK]


Anthene rothschildi (Aurivillius, 1922)
Ethiopia, Kenya?. See [About maps] Anthene rothschildi ; [BK, 222 (note)]; [BAFR, 532 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) rothschildi ; [AfrL]

Anthene crawshayi (Butler, 1899)
-. See [About maps] Crawshay's Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes crawshayi Butler, 1899; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 342, TL: Nyasaland
Lycaenesthes crawshayi ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 45, pl. 2, f. 6, pl. 8, f. 22
Anthene crawshayi ; [BK: 222, pl. 22, f. 298]
Anthene (Anthene) crawshayi ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia, Entada [BK]

Malawi - Zambia, S.Zaire (Shaba), Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda Anthene crawshayi crawshayi ; [BAFR, 532]; [BK, 222 (note)]
Anthene (Anthene) crawshayi crawshayi ; [AfrL]
Zaire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone Anthene crawshayi marginata ; [BAFR, 532 (text)]
A. c. minuta (Bethune-Baker, 1916)
N.Kenya Anthene crawshayi minuta ; [BK, 222 (note)]; [BAFR, 533 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) crawshayi minuta ; [AfrL]

Anthene abruptus (Gaede, 1915)
Cameroun. See [About maps] abruptus (Gaede, 1915) (Lycaenesthes[?]); Int. ent. Z. 9 (13): 72
?Anthene crawshayi ab. abruptus ;
Anthene abruptus ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) abruptus ; [AfrL]

Anthene lachares (Hewitson, 1878)
Sierra Leone - Gaboon. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lachares Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 225, pl. 91, f. 33-34, TL: Cameroons
Pseudoliptena bitje Stempffer, 1946; Rev. Fr. Ent. 13 : 9, pl. 1, f. 12 (preocc. Lycaenesthes bitje Druce, 1910)
Lycaenesthes pulcher ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 105, pl. 23, f. 9-10
Lycaenesthes lachares ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 47, pl. 2, f. 9, pl. 8, f. 24
Anthene lachares ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 36-37]
Anthene (Anthene) lachares ; [AfrL]
Sierra Leone - Congo Republic, Gabon, W.Zaire Anthene lachares lachares ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) lachares lachares ; [AfrL]
A. l. toroensis Stempffer, 1947
E.Zaire, W.Uganda Anthene lachares toroensis ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 36 (text only)]; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) lachares toroensis ; [AfrL]

Anthene versatilis (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
-. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes versatilis Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 49, pl. 2, f. 10, TL: Gaboon
Anthene versatilis ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) versatilis ; [AfrL]
Gabon Anthene (Anthene) versatilis versatilis ; [AfrL]
A. v. bitje (Druce, 1910)
Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Gabon, Zaire Lycaenesthes bitje Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 373, pl. 35, f. 15, TL: Bitje, Ja river, Cameroons
Lycaenesthes bitje ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 50
Anthene bitje ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) versatilis bitje ; [AfrL]

Anthene ramnika D'Abrera, 1980
Cameroun, Zaire. See [About maps] Anthene ramnika D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 532, fig., TL: Yopole Dist., Buta, B. Congo, 3500ft
Anthene (Anthene) ramnika ; [AfrL]

Anthene xanthopoecilus (Holland, 1893)
Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes xanthopoecilus Holland, 1893; Ent. News. 4 (1) : 27, TL: Talaguga
Lycaenesthes xanthopoecilus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 51
Anthene xanthopoecilus ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) xanthopoecilus ; [AfrL]

Anthene buchholzi (Plötz, 1880)
SW.Cameroun. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes buchholzi Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 202, TL: Cameroons (Victoria)
Lycaenesthes buchholzi ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 50
Anthene buchholzi ; [BAFR, 532 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) buchholzi ; [AfrL]

Anthene melambrotus (Holland, 1893)
SW.Gabon (Ogooué R.). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes melambrotus Holland, 1893; Ent. News. 4 (1) : 27, TL: Kangwé
Lycaenesthes melambrotus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 50, pl. 2, f. 11
Anthene melambrotus ; [BAFR, 532 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) melambrotus ; [AfrL]

Anthene lysicles (Hewitson, 1874)
Sierra Leone - Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lysicles Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 348, TL: Old Calabar
Lycaenesthes lysicles ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 224, pl. 91, f. 15-16; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 46, pl. 2, f. 7, pl. 8, f. 23
Anthene lysicles ; [BAFR, 532]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 4-5]
Anthene (Anthene) lysicles ; [AfrL]

Anthene discimacula (Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
NE.Zaire (Ituri). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes discimacula Joicey & Talbot, 1921; Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 96, pl. 16, f. 87-88, TL: Ituri Valley
Anthene discimacula ; [BAFR, 532]
Anthene (Anthene) discimacula ; [AfrL]

Anthene mahota (Grose-Smith, 1887)
Liberia - Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes mahota Grose-Smith, 1887; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (109) : 65, TL: Delagoa Bay
Lycaenesthes mahota ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 99, pl. 22, f. 7-10; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 59
Anthene mahota ; [BAFR, 533]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 12 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) mahota ; [AfrL]

Anthene scintillula (Holland, 1891)
Sierra Leone - Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire, W.Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes scintillula Holland, 1891; Psyche 6 : 50, TL: Gaboon, Ogove
Lycaenesthes scintullula ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 98, pl. 22, f. 3-6
Lycaenesthes scintillula ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 60, pl. 3, f. 3, pl. 10, f. 30-31
Anthene scintillula ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 12]; [BAFR, 533]
Anthene (Anthene) scintillula ; [AfrL]
Anthene (Anthene) scintillula scintillula ; [AfrL]
A. s. aurea (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Ghana Lycaenesthes aurea Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 59, pl. 3, f. 2, TL: Begoro, Gold Coast
Anthene aurea ; [BAFR, 533]
Anthene (Anthene) scintillula aurea ; [AfrL]

Anthene pyroptera (Aurivillius, 1895)
C.Zaire - Congo Republic, Gabon, Cameroun. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes pyroptera Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (23/24) : 382, pl. 6, f. 3
Lycaenesthes pyroptera ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 61
Anthene pyroptera ; [BAFR, 533]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 10]
Anthene (Anthene) pyroptera ; [AfrL]

Anthene locuples (Grose-Smith, 1898)
Nigeria, Cameroons, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes locuples Grose-Smith, 1898; Novit. Zool. 5 : 357, TL: Warri
Lycaenesthes locuples ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1901, Rhop. Exot. [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 138, pl. 29, f. 6-7; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 52
Anthene locuples ; [BAFR, 533]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 50]
Anthene (Anthene) locuples ; [AfrL]

Anthene erythropoecilus (Holland, 1893)
Gabon. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes erythropoecilus Holland, 1893; Ent. News. 4 (1) : 26, TL: Talaguga, Ovové Valley
Lycaenesthes erythropoecilus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 57, pl. 3, f. 1
Anthene erythropoecilus ; [BAFR, 533]
Anthene (Anthene) erythropoecilus ; [AfrL]

Anthene makala (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Cameroun, Congo Republic, NE.Zaire (Ituri). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes makala Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 58, pl. 2, f. 16, pl. 9, f. 27-28, TL: Makala, Congo Free State
Anthene makala ; [BAFR, 534]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 45 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) makala ; [AfrL]

Anthene leptines (Hewitson, 1874)
Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes leptines Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 348, TL: Congo
Lycaenesthes leptines ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 226, pl. 91, f. 23-24; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 56, pl. 2, f. 17, pl. 10, f. 29
Anthene leptines ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 45]; [BAFR, 534]
Anthene (Anthene) leptines ; [AfrL]

Anthene ngoko Stempffer, 1962
Congo Republic. See [About maps] Anthene ngoko ; [BAFR, 534]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 45 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) ngoko ; [AfrL]

Anthene lychnaptes (Holland, 1891)
Gabon. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lychnaptes Holland, 1891; Psyche 6 : 51, TL: Ogowe River, West Africa
Lycaenesthes lychnoptera Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 97, pl. 22 (emend.), TL: Ogowe River, West Africa
Lycaenesthes lychnaptes ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 62
Anthene lychnaptes ; [BAFR, 534 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) lychnaptes ; [AfrL]

Anthene leptala (Courvoisier, 1914)
Cameroun? Lycaenesthes leptala Courvoisier, 1914; in Strand, Lepid. Niepeltiana (1) : 43, pl. 11, f. 2
Anthene leptala ; [BAFR, 534 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) leptala ; [AfrL]

Anthene bakeri (Druce, 1910)
C.Zaire. See [About maps] Lycanesthes bakeri Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 374, pl. 34, f. 12, TL: Upper Kasai distr., Congo Free State
Lycaenesthes ja Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 58 (nom. nud.)
Anthene bakeri ; [BAFR, 534]
Anthene (Anthene) bakeri ; [AfrL]

Anthene juba (Fabricius, 1787)
Sierra Leone - Cameroun. See [About maps] Papilio juba Fabricius, 1787; Mantissa Insectorum 2: 82
Lycaenesthes (Pseudodipsas) dewitzi Staudinger, 1891; Dt. Ent. Z. Iris, 4 (1) : 155, pl. 1, f. 10
= ; [NHM]
Lycaenesthes juba ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 63, pl. 10, f. 32
Anthene juba ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 34]; [BAFR, 534]
Anthene (Anthene) juba ; [AfrL]

Anthene zenkeri (Karsch, 1895)
Cameroons, Congo. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes zenkeri Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 293
Lycaenesthes zenkeri ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 62, pl. 3, f. 4
Anthene zenkeri ; [BAFR, 534]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 18]
Anthene (Anthene) zenkeri ; [AfrL]

Anthene rufomarginata (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
NE.Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes rufomarginata Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 54, pl. 2, f. 14, pl. 9, f. 26, TL: Makala (Congo Free State); Lake Albert Edward
Anthene rufomarginata ; [BAFR, 535]; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 45 (text only)]
Anthene (Anthene) rufomarginata ; [AfrL]

Anthene katera Talbot, 1937
Uganda, NE.Zaire. See [About maps] Anthene katera ; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) katera ; [AfrL]

Anthene radiata (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Sierra Leone. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes radiata Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 55, pl. 2, f. 15, TL: Sierra Leone
Anthene radiata ; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) radiata ; [AfrL]

Anthene kampala (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Uganda, Zaire, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes kampala Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 52, pl. 2, f. 2, TL: Kampala, Uganda
Anthene kampala ; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) kampala ; [AfrL]

Anthene onias (Hulstaert, 1924)
onias (Hulstaert, 1924); , TL: Region de Sasa, Congo
Anthene onias ; [BAFR, 535 (text)]
Anthene (Anthene) onias ; [AfrL]

Anthene flavomaculatus (Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893)
Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroun, Angola. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes flavomaculatus Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 104, pl. 23, f. 7-8, TL: W.Africa
Lycaenesthes flavomaculatus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 53, pl. 9, f. 25
Anthene flavomaculatus ; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) flavomaculatus ; [AfrL]

Anthene bipuncta (Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
Congo Republic, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes bipuncta Joicey & Talbot, 1921; Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 96, pl. 15, f. 84-85, pl. 16, f. 86, TL: Cartouche
Anthene bipuncta ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 27]; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) bipuncta ; [AfrL]

Anthene lychnides (Hewitson, 1878)
Nigeria. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lychnides Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 224, pl. 91, f. 32, pl. 92, f. 38, TL: Old Calabar
Lycaenesthes lychnides ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 53, pl. 2, f. 13
Anthene lychnides ; [BAFR, 535]
Anthene (Anthene) lychnides ; [AfrL]

The Australasia species-group

Anthene emolus (Godart, [1824])
S.India, Sikkim - Assam, Burma, Bengal, Orissa. See [About maps] Ciliate Blue
Polyommatus emolus Godart, [1824]; Encyclopédie Méthodique. 9 (2): 606, 656, no. 133, TL: "Bengal"
Anthene emolus emolus, Butterflies in Indo-China [Yutaka Inayoshi]
Lycaenesthes emolus ; Druce, 1895, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (3) : 575; [BIR, 290]
Anthene emolus ; [BOW: pl. 174, f. 14]; [MRS, 670]; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 257
[emolus-1v.jpg] 600x400 (~44Kb) underside India: Guwahati, 17.11.2005, Photo © Kedar Tokekar

Larva on Saraga thaipingensis, (with kerengga ant Oecophylla smaragdina) [BMP] Saraca indica, Combretum extensum, Terminalia paniculata [BIR]


NW.Himalayas - Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hainan, S.Yunnan, S.China Lampides balliston Hübner, [1823]; Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : 11, : pl. [40], f. 229-230 [nom. oblitum], TL: Georgia
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 257
Lycaenesthes bengalensis Moore, [1866]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3) : 773, pl. 41, f. 9
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 257
Anthene emolus emolus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 257, f. 7, 21-22; [BOR, 636]
A. e. modesta (Staudinger, 1889)
Palawan Pseudodipsas modesta Staudinger, 1889; Dt. ent. Z. Iris 2 (1) : 104, TL: Palawan
Anthene emolus modesta ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259; [BOR, 636 (name)]; Takanami, 1992, Tyô to Ga 43 (1) : 40
A. e. andamanicus (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Andamans Lycaenesthes emolus andamanicus Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 97, TL: Andamans
Anthene emolus andamanicus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. e. goberus (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Thailand, Peninsular Malaya, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo, Hainan Lycaenesthes emolus goberus Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 97, TL: North Borneo
Nacaduba klanga Corbet, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87 (5): 142, pl. 1, f. 6
= Anthene emolus emolus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 257
Anthene emolus goberus, Butterflies in Indo-China [Yutaka Inayoshi]
Anthene emolus goberus ; [BMP: 261, pl. 38, f. 17-19]
Antheme emolus goberus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259
Anthene emolus goberus ; [BOR, 636 (name)]; [MRS, 670]
A. e. javanus (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Java, Sumbawa Lycaenesthes emolus javanus Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 97, TL: E. Java
Anthene emolus javanus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. e. minor (van Eecke, 1918)
Pulao Babi Lycaenesthes emolus minor van Eecke, 1918; Zool. Meded. 4 (7) : 94, TL: Pulo Babi
Anthene emolus minor ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259; [BOR, 636 (name)]

Anthene lycaenolus Tite, 1966
Talaud Anthene lycaenolus Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 267, pl. 1, f. 39, pl. 2, f. 51, TL: Talaut
Anthene lycaenolus ; [BOR, 636]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

Anthene philo (Hopffer, 1874)
-. See [About maps] Lycaena philo Hopffer, 1874; Stettin ent. Ztg 35 (1-3) : 27, TL: Celebes
Anthene philo ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 266; Takanami, 1989, Tyô to Ga 40 (1) : 26; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139
Sulawesi, Salayar, Tukangbesi, Banggai, Sula Lycaenesthes leocrates Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 220, pl. 90, f. 5, 10, TL: Macassar
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 266
Lycaenesthes philo f. praeclara Fruhstorfer, 1923; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9 : 897, TL: Kalawara
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 266
Anthene philo philo ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 266, f. 6, 23-24; [BOR, 636 (name)]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139
Talaud, Sanghie Anthene philo scintillans Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 267, pl. 1, f. 38, pl. 2, f. 50, TL: Talaut
Anthene philo scintillans ; [BOR, 636]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

Anthene lycaenina (Felder, 1868)
Ceylon, S.India, Orissa, Sikkim - Assam, Burma, Bengal. See [About maps] Pointed Ciliate Blue
Pseudodipsas lycaenina Felder, 1868; Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 18 (1-2) : 281, TL: Ceylon
Lycaenesthes lycaenina ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 219, pl. 90, f. 6-9; Moore, [1881], Lepid. Ceylon 1 (3): 87, (2): pl. 35, f. 8, 8a; Druce, 1895, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (3) : 575; [BIR, 291]
Anthene lycaenina ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

Larva on Wagatea spicata, Buchanania latifolia [BIR], Buchananania, Caesalpinia Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

Ceylon, S.India Lycaenesthes orissica Moore, 1884; J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 53 Pt.II (1) : 23, TL: Orissa
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269
Anthene lycaenina lycaenina ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269, f. 3, 17-18; [BOR, 636]
A. l. lycambes (Hewitson, 1878)
NW.India - Indo China, Hainan, S.Yunnan Lycaenesthes lycambes Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 220, pl. 90, f. 11-12, TL: "N.India"
Anthene lycaenina lycambes, Butterflies in Indo-China [Yutaka Inayoshi]
Anthene lycaenina lycambes ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. l. togata (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Java, Lombok, Sumbawa Lycaenesthes lycaenina togata Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 101, TL: Lombok
Lycaenesthes lycaenoides bogorensis Toxopeus, 1929; Tijdschr. Ent. 72 (3/4) : 219, TL: E. Java
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269
Anthene lycaenina togata ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. l. villosina (Fruhstorfer, 1923)
Philippines (Luzon) Lycaenesthes lycaenina villosina Fruhstorfer, 1923; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9 : 898, TL: Luzon
Anthene lycaenina villosina ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. l. miya (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Simeulue Lycaenesthes lycaenina miya Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 101, TL: Borneo
Anthene lycaenina miya, Butterflies in Indo-China [Yutaka Inayoshi]
Anthene lycaenina miya ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 269; [BMP: 261, pl. 38, f. 20-22]

Anthene licates (Hewitson, 1874)
-. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes licates Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 350, TL: Makassar
Lycaenesthes licates ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 220, pl. 90, f. 3-4
Anthene licates ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271; [BOW: pl. 174, f. 14 (text)]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 140
Sulawesi, Banggai Anthene licates licates ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271, f. 4, 15-16; [BOR, 636 (name)]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 140
A. l. dusuntua Corbet, 1940
Peninsular Malaya, Langkawi, ?Borneo, Sumatra Anthene licates dusuntua Corbet, 1940; Entomologist 73 (2): 40
Anthene licates dusuntua ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271; [BMP: 261, pl. 38, f. 23-24]; [BOR, 636]
A. l. addenda (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Palawan Lycaenesthes lycaenina addenda Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 101, TL: Palawan
Anthene licates addenda ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271; [BOR, 636 (name)]
A. l. philetas (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Bachan?, Obi, Arfak Peninsula, West Irian (Kapaur) Lycaenesthes lycaenina philetas Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 102, TL: Batjan
Anthene licates philetas ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271; [BAUR, 359 (text)]

Anthene villosa (Snellen, 1878)
Sulawesi, Talaud, Sanghie. See [About maps] Pseudodipsas villosa Snellen, 1878; Tijdschr. Ent. 21 (1) : 24
Anthene villosa ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 271, f. 5, 19-20; [BOR, 636]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 140

Anthene seltuttus (Röber, 1886)
AU. See [About maps] Plebeius seltuttus Röber, 1886; Corr.-Bl. Ent. Ver. Iris 1 (3) : 67, pl. 5, f. 24, TL: Aru
Anthene seltuttus, Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia [Don Herbison-Evans]
Anthene seltuttus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 259

Larva on Pongamia pinnata, Cassia fistula, Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Brachychiton acerifolium, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Suzygium wilsoni K. L. & L. E. Dunn, 1991, Review Austr. Butts. (1-4): (120-140)

Aru, Waigeu, Salawati, Jobi, West Irian - New Guinea, Fergusson, Woodlark, Trobriand Is. Lycaenesthes aruana Butler, 1899; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 344, TL: Aru
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 262
Anthene seltuttus seltuttus ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 262, f. 8, 25-26, pl. 1, f. 37, pl. 2, f. 49; [BAUR, 358]
A. s. amboinensis (Butler, 1899)
Ambon, Obi, Bachan, Halmahera, Ternate Lycaenesthes amboinensis Butler, 1899; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 343, TL: Amboina
Anthene seltuttus amboinensis ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 261; [BAUR, 358]
A. s. keyensis Tite, 1966
Kai I., Watubela I. Anthene seltuttus keyensis Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 261, TL: Key Islands
Anthene seltuttus keyensis ; [BAUR, 358]
A. s. violacea (Butler, 1899)
Yela I., Tagula, St. Aignan Is. Lycaenesthes violacea Butler, 1899; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 343, TL: Louisiades
Lycaenesthes violacea ; Rothschild, 1915, Novit. Zool. 22 (3): 390
Anthene seltuttus violacea ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 262; [BAUR, 358 (text)]
A. s. affinis (Waterhouse & Turner, 1905)
Australia (Cape York - Yeppoon, Northern Territory) Dark Ciliate Blue
Lycaenesthes modestus Waterhouse, 1903; Proc. linn. Soc. N.S.W. 28 (1): 198 (preocc. Pseudodipsas modesta Staudinger, 1889)
Lycaenesthes affinis Waterhouse & Turner, 1905; Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 29 (4) : 801 (repl. Lycaenesthes modestus Waterhouse, 1903)
Anthene seltuttus affinis ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 262; [BAUR, 358 (text)]

Larva on Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Faradaya splendida, Pongamia pinnata, Clerodendrum, Cassia, Caesalpinia nuga [BAUR]


Anthene lycaenoides (Felder, 1860)
Malaya - New Guinea. See [About maps] Dipsas lycaenoides Felder, 1860; Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40 (11): 454
Anthene lycaenoides, Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia [Don Herbison-Evans]
Lycaenesthes lycaenoides ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 219, pl. 92, f. 39
Anthene lycaenoides ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270; [BOW: pl. 174, f. 15, 16]

Larva on Dendrolobium umbellatum, Pongamia pinnata, Caesalpinia crista, Cassia alata, C. auriculata, C. fistula, C. retusa, C. surattensis, Rhyssopterys timorensis, Acacia polystachya, Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Litchi chinensis, Clerodendrum spp., Faradaya splendida K. L. & L. E. Dunn, 1991, Review Austr. Butts. (1-4): (120-140)

Ambon, Serang Anthene lycaenoides lycaenoides ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270; [BAUR, 358]
A. l. pegobates (Holland, 1900)
Buru, Obi, Halmahera, Ternate, Bahcan? Lycaenesthes pegobates Holland, 1900; Novit. Zool. 7 (1): 71, TL: Buru
Anthene lycaenoides pegobates ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270; [BAUR, 359 (text)]
A. l. sutrana (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
Kai I., West Irian Lycaenesthes lycaenina sutrana Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 102, TL: Snow Mtns, Dutch New Guinea
Anthene lycaenoides sutrana ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270; [BAUR, 359 (text)]
A. l. godeffroyi (Semper, [1879])
Australia (Darwin, Cape York - Cairns) Lycaenesthes godeffroyi Semper, [1879]; J. Mus. Godeffroy 5 (14) : 165, no. 88
Lycaenesthes turneri Miskin, 1890; Proc. linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 5 (1) : 39, TL: Cape York, Cardwell, Mackay
= ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270
Anthene lycaenoides godeffroyi ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 270, f. 13-14; [BAUR, 359]

Larva on Caesalpinia nuga, Cassia alata [BAUR]


Anthene paraffinis (Fruhstorfer, 1916)
-. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes paraffinis Fruhstorfer, 1916; Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 99
Anthene paraffinis ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 263; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

Larva on ?Saraca Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

New Britain, Duke of York, New Ireland, Fen, Witu Is., Bougainville, Vella Lavella, Gizo, Choiseul, Alu, Rendova, Treasury Is. Anthene paraffinis paraffinis ; Tite, 1966, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 263, f. 27-28; [BAUR, 359]
A. p. nissani Tite, 1966
Nissan I. Anthene paraffinis nissani Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 264, pl. 1, f. 31-32, pl. 2, f. 43-44, TL: Solomons, Nissan I.
Anthene paraffinis nissani ; [BAUR, 359 (text)]
A. p. mathias Tite, 1966
St. Matthias, Squally Is. Anthene paraffinis mathias Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 264, pl. 1, f. 29-30, pl. 2, f. 41-42, TL: St. Matthias Group, St. Matthias I.
Anthene paraffinis mathias ; [BAUR, 359]
A. p. nereia Tite, 1966
Gizo, Guadalcanal, Florida I., Tulagi, Ugi, Malaita Anthene paraffinis nereia Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 266, pl. 1, f. 33-34, pl. 2, f. 45-46, TL: Solomons, Guadalcanar
Anthene paraffinis nereia ; [BAUR, 359 (text)]
A. p. emoloides Tite, 1966
Sula, Buru, New Guinea Anthene paraffinis emoloides Tite, 1966; Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 263, pl. 1, f. 35-36, pl. 2, f. 47-48, TL: British New Guinea, Hydrographer Mtns, 2500ft
Anthene paraffinis emoloides ; [BAUR, 359 (text)]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 139

 

Anthene arora Larsen, 1983
Anthene (Anthene) arora ; [AfrL]

Anthene atewa Larsen & Collins, 1998
Anthene (Anthene) atewa ; [AfrL]

Anthene aurobrunnea (Ungemach, 1932)
Anthene (Anthene) aurobrunnea ; [AfrL]

Anthene emkopoti Larsen & Collins, 1998
Anthene (Anthene) emkopoti ; [AfrL]

Anthene helpsi Larsen, 1994
Anthene (Anthene) helpsi ; [AfrL]

Anthene irumu (Stempffer, 1948)
E.Zaire, Congo Republic, Ghana. See [About maps] Cupidesthes irumu ; [BAFR, 537]
Anthene (Anthene) irumu ; [AfrL]

Anthene juanitae Henning & Henning, 1993
Anthene (Anthene) juanitae ; [AfrL]

Anthene lindae Henning & Henning, 1994
Anthene (Anthene) lindae ; [AfrL]

Anthene montana Kielland, 1990
Anthene (Anthene) montana ; [AfrL]

Anthene mpanda Kielland, 1990
Anthene (Anthene) mpanda ; [AfrL]

Anthene starki Larsen, 2005
Anthene (Anthene) starki ; [AfrL]

Anthene uzungwae Kielland, 1990
Anthene (Anthene) uzungwae ; [AfrL]

Subgenus Triclema Karsch, 1893
Triclema Karsch, 1893; Berl. ent. Z. 38 (1/2) : 227, TS: Lycaenesthes lucretilis Hewitson
Triclema (Anthene) ; [AfrL]

Anthene rufoplagata (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Sierra Leone - Congo. See [About maps] Triclema rufoplagata Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 72, pl. 3, f. 8, pl. 9, f. 40, TL: Sierra Leone
Triclema rufoplagata ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene rufoplagata ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 11]
Anthene (Triclema) rufoplagata ; [AfrL]

Anthene lutzi (Holland, 1920)
E.Zaire, C.Zaire. See [About maps] Triclema lutzi Holland, 1920; Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 43 (6) : 229, pl. 12, f. 2, TL: Congo
Triclema lutzi ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Triclema) lutzi ; [AfrL]

Anthene lacides (Hewitson, 1874)
Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Angola, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lacides Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 348, TL: West Africa, Angola
Lycaenesthes lacides ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 227, pl. 91, f. 19-20
Triclema lacides ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 73, pl. 3, f. 7; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Triclema) lacides ; [AfrL]

Anthene inferna (Bethune-Baker, 1926)
S.Cameroun (Bitje-Ja). See [About maps] Triclema inferna ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Triclema) inferna ; [AfrL]

Anthene tisamenus (Holland, 1891)
Gabon. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes tisamenus Holland, 1891; Psyche 6 : 52
Triclema tisamenus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 74, pl. 3, f. 13; [BAFR, 538 (text)]
Anthene (Triclema) tisamenus ; [AfrL]

Anthene hades (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon, Zaire, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Triclema hades Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 74, pl. 3, f. 9, pl. 11, f. 41, TL: Sierra Leone
Triclema hades ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene hades ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 30, 31]
Triclema hades ; [BK: 223]
Anthene (Triclema) hades ; [AfrL]

Anthene phoenicis (Karsch, 1893)
Sierra Leone - W.Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes phoenicis Karsch, 1893; Berl. ent. Z. 38 (1/2) : 228
Anthene phoenicis; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 30 (text only)]
Triclema phoenicis ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 75, pl. 3, f. 10, pl. 13, f. 42; [BAFR, 538]; [BK: 222]
Anthene (Triclema) phoenicis ; [AfrL]

Anthene marshalli (Bethune-Baker, 1903)
Sierra Leone, Upper Volta, Nigeria. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes marshalli Bethune-Baker, 1903; Ann. nat. hist. (7) 12 : 332
maesseni Stempffer, 1956²
Anthene marshalli; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 30 (text only)]
Triclema marshalli ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 79, pl. 3, f. 12; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Triclema) marshalli ; [AfrL]

Anthene nigeriae (Aurivillius, 1905)
Gambia - Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zaire, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes nigeriae Aurivillius, 1905; Ark. Zool. 2 (12) : 16, pl. 3, f. 4, TL: Lokodja
Triclema nigeriae ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 78; [BK: 223, pl. 23, f. 303]; [BAFR, 539]
Anthene (Triclema) nigeriae ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia stenocarpa, A. abyssinica [PBSA], Dichrostachys [BK]


Anthene kamilila (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Triclema kamilila Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 76, pl. 3, f. 11, pl. 13, f. 43, TL: Kamilio, Nandi; Siera Leone
Triclema kamilila ; [BK: 223]; [BAFR, 539]
Anthene kamilila ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 35]
Anthene (Triclema) kamilila ; [AfrL]

Anthene oculatus (Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893)
SE.Gabon (Ogooué). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes oculatus Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 101, pl. 23, f. 1-2, TL: Ogove, Gaboon
Triclema oculatus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 78; [BAFR, 539]
Anthene (Triclema) oculatus ; [AfrL]

Anthene lucretilis (Hewitson, 1874)
-. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lucretilis Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 349, TL: West Africa, Gaboon
Lycaenesthes lucretia Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 111, pl. 24, f. 7-8, TL: Victoria, Cameroons
= ; [NHM]
Lycaenesthes lucretilis ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 228, pl. 91, f. 29-30; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 103, pl. 23, f. 5-6
Triclema lucretilis ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 80
Anthene lucretilis ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 51]
Anthene (Triclema) lucretilis ; [AfrL]
Sierra Leone - Cameroun, Gabon, Angola Triclema lucretilis lucretilis
Triclema lucretilis lucretilis ; [BAFR, 539]
Anthene (Triclema) lucretilis lucretilis ; [AfrL]
A. l. albipicta (Talbot, 1935)
E.Zaire Triclema lucretilis albipicta ; [BAFR, 539 (text)]
Anthene (Triclema) lucretilis albipicta ; [AfrL]

Anthene lamias (Hewitson, 1878)
-. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lamias Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 227, pl. 91, f. 25-26, TL: W.Africa
Anthene lamias ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 38]
Triclema lamias ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 79, pl. 3, f. 14, pl. 13, f. 44; [BK, 222 (note)]
Anthene (Triclema) lamias ; [AfrL]

Larva preys on Lecanium [BK]

Sierra Leone - Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire Triclema lamias lamias
Triclema lamias lamias ; [BAFR, 539]
Anthene (Triclema) lamias lamias ; [AfrL]
A. l. katerae (D'Abrera, 1980)
W.Uganda (Katera) Triclema lamias katerae D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 539, fig., TL: Katera
Triclema lamias katerae ; [BK: 223, pl. 23, f. 304]
Anthene (Triclema) lamias katerae ; [AfrL]

Anthene inconspicua (Druce, 1910)
Nigeria, Cameroun, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Triclema inconspicua Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 374, pl. 34, f. 9, TL: Bitje, Ja river, Cameroons
Triclema inconspicua ; [BAFR, 540]
Anthene (Triclema) inconspicua ; [AfrL]

Anthene fasciatus (Aurivillius, 1895)
Sierra Leone - Cameroun, Gabon, E.Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes (Triclema) fasciatus Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 218
Triclema fasciatus ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 81, pl. 3, f. 15-16, pl. 13, f. 45; [BAFR, 540]
Anthene fasciata ; [BOW: pl. 119, f. 29]
Anthene (Triclema) fasciatus ; [AfrL]

Anthene coerulea (Aurivillius, 1895)
Cameroun. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes (Triclema) coerulea Aurivillius, 1895; Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 217, TL: Itoki
Triclema caerulea[sic] ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 82, pl. 3, f. 17; [BAFR, 540]
Anthene (Triclema) coerulea ; [AfrL]

Anthene obscura (Druce, 1910)
Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroun, Gabon, Zaire. See [About maps] Triclema obscura Druce, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 375, pl. 34, f. 10, TL: Bitje, Ja river, Cameroons
Triclema obscura ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 82; [BAFR, 540]
Anthene (Triclema) obscura ; [AfrL]

Anthene africana (Bethune-Baker, 1926)
Nigeria, Cameroun. See [About maps] Triclema africana ; [BAFR, 540]
Anthene (Triclema) africana ; [AfrL]

Anthene kimboza (Kielland, 1990)
Anthene (Triclema) kimboza ; [AfrL]

Anthene krokosua (Larsen, 2005)
Anthene (Triclema) krokosua ; [AfrL]

Subgenus Neurypexina Bethune-Baker, 1910
Neurypexina Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 64, TS: Lycaenesthes lyzanius Hewitson
Neurypexina (Anthene) ; [AfrL]

Anthene lyzanius (Hewitson, 1874)
Sierra Leone - Angola, Zaire. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lyzanius Hewitson, 1874; Ent. mon. Mag. 11 : 36
Lycaenesthes lyzanius ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 226, pl. 91, f. 27-28
Lycaenesthes turbatus ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893, Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 105, pl. 23, f. 11-12
Anthene lyzanius ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 6]
Neurypexina lyzanius ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurypexina) lyzanius ; [AfrL]

Anthene lamprocles (Hewitson, 1878)
Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroun, Congo Republic, NE.Zaire (Ituri). See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lamprocles Hewitson, 1878; Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 225, pl. 91, f. 31, TL: West Africa
Neurypexina lamprocles ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 65; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurypexina) lamprocles ; [AfrL]

Anthene kalinzu (Stempffer, 1950)
W.Uganda. See [About maps] Neurypexina kalinzu ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurypexina) kalinzu ; [AfrL]

Anthene quadricaudata (Bethune-Baker, 1926)
Cameroun, Congo Republic, Uganda. See [About maps] Neurypexina quadricaudata ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurypexina) quadricaudata ; [AfrL]

Subgenus Neurellipes Bethune-Baker, 1910
Neurellipes Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 66, TS: Lycaenesthes lusones Hewitson
Monile Ungemach, 1932; Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 90, TS: Monile pluricauda Ungemach

Anthene lusones (Hewitson, 1874)
Guinea, Sierra Leone - Nigeria, Angola, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes lusones Hewitson, 1874; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 347, TL: Gaboon
Lycaenesthes lusones ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 227, pl. 91, f. 17-18
Neurellipes lusones ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 68, pl. 3, f. 6, pl. 12, f. 35-36; [BAFR, 537]
Anthene lusones ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 3]
Anthene (Neurellipes) lusones ; [AfrL]
Anthene (Neurellipes) lusones lusones ; [AfrL]
A. l. fulvimacula (Mabille, 1890)
Anthene (Neurellipes) lusones fulvimacula ; [AfrL]

Anthene chryseostictus (Bethune-Baker, 1910)
Sierra Leone - Cameroun, Congo Republic, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Neurellipes chryseostictus Bethune-Baker, 1910; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 67, pl. 3, f. 5, pl. 7, f. 37-38, TL: Sierra Leone; Bassa Province (N. Nigeria)
Neurellipes chryseostictus ; [BAFR, 537]
Anthene (Neurellipes) chryseostictus ; [AfrL]

Anthene fulvus Stempffer, 1962
Cameroun, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast. See [About maps] Neurellipes fulvus ; [BAFR, 537]
Anthene fulvus ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 18 (text only)]
Anthene (Neurellipes) fulvus ; [AfrL]

?Anthene maeander (Plötz, 1880)
Cameroun, Gabon. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes maeander Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 202, TL: Eningo; Aongcho
Lycaenesthes (Triclema) maeander ; Aurivillius, 1895, Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 218
Neurellipes maeander ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 69
Neurellipes meander[sic?] ; [BAFR, 538 (text)]
Hypolycaena maeander ; [NHM]

Anthene aequatorialis Stempffer, 1962
N.Zaire (Tshuapa). See [About maps] Neurellipes aequatorialis ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurellipes) aequatorialis ; [AfrL]

Anthene staudingeri (Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894)
Sierra Leone - Congo. See [About maps] Lycaenesthes staudingeri Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894; Rhop. Exot. [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 112, pl. 24, f. 9-10, TL: Ogove
Neurellipes staudingeri ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 69, pl. 11, f. 39; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene staudingeri ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 13]
Anthene (Neurellipes) staudingeri ; [AfrL]
Anthene (Neurellipes) staudingeri staudingeri ; [AfrL]
A. s. obsoleta (Stempffer, 1947)
Anthene (Neurellipes) staudingeri obsoleta ; [AfrL]

Anthene likouala Stempffer, 1962
Congo Republic, C.Zaire. See [About maps] Neurellipes likouala ; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurellipes) likouala ; [AfrL]

Anthene gemmifera (Neave, 1910)
Zambia, S.Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia. See [About maps] Monile pluricauda Ungemach, 1932; Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 90
Neurellipes gemmifera ; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 70; [BK: 222, pl. 23, f. 299]; [BAFR, 538]
Anthene (Neurellipes) gemmifera ; [AfrL]


Unknown or unplaced taxa

Papilio pythagoras Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 259, TL: "In Indis"
Lycaenesthes pythagoras ; Hewitson, 1878, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (8): 226; Bethune-Baker, 1910, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 64

Triclema ituriensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921; Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 98, pl. 16, f. 89-90, TL: Avakubi, Ituri River; Penghe

Lycaena locra Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 203, TL: Bonjongo (Camerons-Geb.)

Lycaenesthes lycotas Grose-Smith, 1898; Novit. Zool. 5 : 356, TL: Bopoto, Upper Congo
Lycaenesthes lycotas ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1901, Rhop. Exot. [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 137, pl. 29, f. 1-3

Lycaenesthes liparis Grose-Smith, 1898; Novit. Zool. 5 : 357, TL: Warri
Lycaenesthes liparis ; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1901, Rhop. Exot. [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 138, pl. 29, f. 4-5

Lycaenesthes lukokescha Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 295, TL: Mukenge


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[AJA]
African Journal Archive
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[AfrL]
Mark C. Williams; Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea; Compiled by Mark C. Williams, 7th ed. (2008) (April 2007); Afrototropical Butterflies; e-mail: Mark C. Williams
[BAFR]
D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region
[BAUR]
D'Abrera, 1977; Butterflies of the Australian Region (2nd edn)
[BIR]
Wynter-Blyth, 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region; (1982 Reprint)
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BMP]
Eliot (Ed.), Corbet & Pendlebury, 1992; The Butterflies of The Malay Peninsula; 4th edition; ISBN 983-9681-05-2
[BOR]
D'Abrera, 1982, 1985, 1986; Butterflies of the Oriental Region, Part I-III
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[CiNii]
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/
[Don Herbison-Evans]
and Stella A. Crossley; Lepidoptera Larvae of Australia; e-mail: Don Herbison-Evans; e-mail: Don Herbison-Evans
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[HBN]
Francis Hemming, 1937; HÜBNER, A bibliographical and systematic account of the entomological works of Jacob Hübner and of the supplements thereto by Carl Geyer, Gottfried Franz von Frölich and Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer, Vol 1 & 2
[Kedar Tokekar]
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[LAMAS-2005]
Gerardo Lamas; Entomofauna 26 (6): 57-100; A Bibliography of the Zoological Publications of Hans Fruhstorfer (1886* - 1922+)
[LAMAS-NEO]
Gerardo Lamas; Bibliography of butterflies; An Annocated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skipper (Lepididoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea); Revised Electronic Edition (2007)
[MRS]
Chou Io (Ed.); Monographia Rhopalocerum Sinensium, 1-2
[MadL]
Lees, D.C., Kremen, C. and Raharitsimba, H. 2003; in S.M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead (eds.), The Natural History of Madagascar; Classification, Diversity and Endemism of the Butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): A Revised Species Checklist: : pp. 762-793; University of Chicago Press. 1709 pp.
[NBC]
Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis; NBC naturalis
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978
[Yutaka Inayoshi]
A Check List of Butterflies in Indo-China; Chiefly from THAILAND, LAOS & VIETNAM
[²]
This may require parentheses or not. I don't have the necessary information for this taxon.


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1895
Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Insektenfaun von Kamerun. 2. Tagfalter Ent. Tidskr. 16 : 195-220, : 255-268
Aurivillius, 1895
Diagnosen neuer Tagfalter aus Africa Ent. Nachr. 21 (23/24) : 379-382
Aurivillius, 1905
Lieutnant A. Schultzes Sammlung von Lepidopteren aus West-Africa Ark. Zool. 2 (12) : 1-47, pl. 1-5
Bethune-Baker, 1903
On new Species of Lycaenidae from West Africa Ann. nat. hist. (7) 12 : 324-334
Bethune-Baker, 1910
A revision of the African species of Lycaenesthes group of the Lycaenidae Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 1-84, pl. 1-13
Butler, 1876
On a Collection of Lepidoptera recently received from Abyssinia Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 18 (108) : 480-490
Butler, 1899
Descriptions of new Species of the genus Lycaenesthes Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 4 (23) : 341-344
Clench, 1963
Further notes on west African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) Entomol. News 74: 43-49
Clench, 1965
in Fox, Lindsey, Clench & Miller, The Butteflies of Liberia. Superfamily Lycaenoidea Mem. Amer. ent. Soc. 19 : 267-403, f. 163-233
Corbet, 1938
A Revision of the Malayan species of the Nacaduba group of Genera (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87 (5): 125-146, 26 figs, pl. 1
Corbet, 1940
Revisional Notes on Malayan Rhopalocera Entomologist 73 (2): 39-443
Cramer, [1780]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 1-104, pl. 193-252 (1779), (22): 105-128, pl. 253-264 ([1780]), (23-24): 129-176, pl. 265-288 (1780)
Doubleday, 1847
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous insects in The Collection of the British Museum List Spec. lep. Ins. B. M. 2 : 1-57
Druce, 1895
A Monograph of the Bornean Lycaenidae Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 (3) : 556-627, pl. 31-34
Druce, 1905
Descriptions of some new species of Diurnal Lepidoptera, collected by Mr. Harold Cookson, in Northern Rhodesia, in 1903 and 1904 Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1905 (2) : 251-262, pl. 13
Druce, 1910
Descriptions of new Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae from Tropical West Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 (1) : 356-378, pl. 33-35
Drury, 1773
Illustrations of natural history; wherein are exhibited ... Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 2 : 1-90, pl. 1-50
K. L. & L. E. Dunn, 1991
Review of Australian Butterflies: distribution, life history and taxonomy. Pushlished by authors, Melbourne Review Austr. Butts. (1-4):
Eliot, 1973
The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative Arrangement Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 373-505, 162fgs, pl. 1-6
van Eecke, 1918
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Felder, 1860
Lepidopterorum Amboienensium species novae diagnosibus Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40 (11): 448-462
Felder, 1868
Diagnose neuer von E. Baron v. Ransonnet in Vorder-Indien gesammelter Lepidopteren Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 18 (1-2) : 281-286
Fruhstorfer, 1916
Uebersicht der Indo-Australischen Lycaenesthes-Formen Zool. Meded. 2 (13): 96-102, f. 1-4 (30 August)
Fruhstorfer, 1923
Gattungen (8-19): Parelodina - Niphanda in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 9 : 856 (14 February 1921), : 857-864 (5 January 1922), : 865-872 (21 January, 1922), : 873-880 (15 April 1922), : 881-888 (18 April 1922), : 889-896 (16 May 1922), : 897-901 (16 March 1923)
Gaede, 1915
Neue Afrikanische Lepidoptera des Berliner Zoologisches Museums Int. ent. Z. 9 (7): 38-40, (13): 71-72, (13): 73-74, (15): 79-80, pl. 1, (20): 105-106, (21): 109-112, (24): 125-126
Gerstaecker, 1871
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Godart, [1824]
in Latreille & Godart, Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire naturelle Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des crustacés, des arachnides et des insectes Encyclopédie Méthodique. 9 (1): 3-328 (1819), (2): 329-828 ([1824])
Grose-Smith, 1887
Descriptions of nine new Species of African Butterflies Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 19 (109) : 62-66
Grose-Smith, 1898
Descriptions of new species of African butterflies in the Tring Museum Novit. Zool. 5 : 350-358
Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1894; Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1901
Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies Rhop. Exot. [1] 1: (Ornithoptera) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 2: (Ornithoptera) 3-4, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) [5-6] 1-2, pl. 3 (1900), [1] 3: (Ornithoptera) 7-8, pl. 4 (1901), [1] 1: (Papilio) 1-2, pl. 1 (1887), [1] 1: (Papilio) 3-5,7-14, pl. 2-6 (1888), [1] 1: (Papilio) 15-20, pl. 7-9 (1890), [1] 1: (Papilio) 21-25, pl. 10-11 (1891), [1] 2: (Papilio) 27-31, pl. 12-13 (1893), [1] 2: (Papilio) 33-35, pl. 14 (1894), [1] 2: (Papilio) 37-38, pl. 15 (1895), [1] 2: (Papilio) 39-40, pl. 16 (1897), [1] 3: (Papilio) 41-46, pl. 17-19 (1899), [1] 3: (Papilio) 47-48, pl. 20 (1900), [1] 3: (Papilio) 49-50, pl. 21 (1901), [1] 3: (Papilio) 51-55, pl. 22-23 (1902), [1] 1: (Delias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 2: (Delias) 5-7, 9-11, pl. 2-3 (1893), [1] 2: (Delias) 12-18, pl. 4-5 (1895), [1] 2: (Delias) 20-22, pl. 6 (1896), [1] 3: (Delias) 24-26, pl. 7 (1897), [1] 3: (Delias) 28-35, pl. 8-9 (1901), [1] 3: (Delias) 36-38, pl. 10 (1902), [1] 1: (Pieridae) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Pinacopteryx) 1-4, pl. 1 (1893), [1] 1: (Callosune) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [1] 3: (Huphina) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [1] 3: (Huphina) [8],9-10, pl. 3 (1899), [1] 1: (Elodina) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [1] 1: (Belenois) 1-4, pl. 1 (1892), [1] 2: (Belenois) 5-8, pl. 2 (1892), [1] 3: (Mylothris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1900), [1] 1: (Ixias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1888), [1] 2: (Appias) 1-3, pl. 1 (1894), [1] 1: (Pierinae) 5-7, pl. 2 (1889), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [1] 2: (Dismorphia) 5-9, 11-15, pl. 2-3 (1897), [2] 1: (Asthipa) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 2: (Asthipa) 5-6, pl. 2 (1896), [2] 2: (Ravadeba) 7, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 2: (Mycalesis) 5-12, pl. 2-3 (1896), [2] 3: (Mycalesis) 13-18, pl. 4-5 (1902), [2] 3: (Libythea) 1-2, pl. 1 (1902), : (Ragadia-Argyronympha-Hypocysta) : 1-6, pl. [1] (1895), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 1-5, pl. 1 (1893), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 7-9, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Pedaliodes) 10-14, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 3: (Pedaliodes) 15-20, pl. 4-5, (Oxeoschistus) 1 (1900), [2] 3: (Pronophila) 1-2, pl. 1, (Oxeoschistus) 2-3, pl. 1 (1900), [2] 2: (Elymnias) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [2] 3: (Elymnias) 5-6, pl. 2, (Bruasa) 6-7, pl. 1 (1897), [2] 1: (Morpho) 1-2, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Morphotenaris-Hyantis) 1-3, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 1-3, 5-7, pl. 1-2 (1894), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 9-11, pl. 3 (1895), [2] 2: (Tenaris) 13-15, pl. 4 (1896), [2] 3: (Tenaris) 17-18, pl. 5 (1898), [2] 1: (Heliconius) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Acraea) 1-6, pl. 1-2 (1889), [2] 1: (Acraea) 7-10, pl. 3 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 11-14, pl. 4 (1892), [2] 2: (Acraea) 15-18, pl. 5 (1894), [2] 3: (Acraea) 19-29, pl. 6-8, (Planema) 29-30, pl. [1] (1901), [2] 1: (Cethosia) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 3: (Cirrhochroa) 1, pl. [1], (Cupha) 2-4, pl. [1] (1898), [2] 2: (Terinos) 1-2, pl. 1 (1894), [2] 1: (Thaleropis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 2: (Doleschallia) 1-3,5-7, pl. 1-2 (1893), [2] 2: (Kallima) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Hypolimnas) 1-2, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 3-4, pl. 2 (1897), [2] 3: (Hypolimnas) 5-6, pl. 3 (1898), [2] 1: (Euxanthe) 1-3, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 1: (Hestina) 1-3, pl. 1 (1891), [2] 1: (Cymothoe) 1-4, pl. 1 (1890), [2] 3: (Limenitis) 1-3, pl. 1 (1899), [2] 2: (Neptis) 1-4, pl. 1 (1895), [2] 3: (Neptis) 5-11, pl. 2-3 (1899), [2] 3: (Neptis) 13-17, pl. 4-5 (1900), [2] 1: (Euthalia-Tanaecia) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euthalia) 5-10, pl. 2-3 (1891), [2] 2: (Euthalia) 11-14, pl. 4 (1894), [2] 3: (Euthalia) 15, pl. 5, (Dichorragia) 16, pl. 1 (1898), [2] 1: (Apatura) 1-3, pl. 1 (1892), [2] 1: (Euphaedra) 1-2, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Euryphene) 1-3, pl. 1 (1889), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 1-2,[3-4] pl. 1-2 (1887), [2] 1: (Charaxes) [5], pl. 3 (1888), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 7-9, pl. 4 (1890), [2] 1: (Charaxes) 11-13, pl. 5 (1891), [2] 1: (Mynes) 1-2, pl. 1 (1888), [2] 2: (Mynes) 3-6, pl. 2 (1894), [2] 2: (Prothoe) 1-2, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 3: (Erycinidae) 1-10, pl. 1-2 (1902), [3] 2: (Dicallaneura-etc) 1-6, pl. 1 (1897), [3] 3: (Dicallaneura-etc) 7-11, pl. 2 (1901), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 1-4,[5-9] 1-5, pl. 1-2 (1887), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 11-17, 19-22, pl. 3-5 (1888), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 23-25, 27-29, 31-33, pl. 6-8 (1889), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 35-48, pl. 9-11 (1890), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) 49-51,53-64, pl. 12-15 (1891), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 65-68, pl. 16 (1892), [3] 1: (Lycaenidae) [69-72] 57-60, pl. 17 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) [73-77] 61-65,79-84, pl. 18-19 (1892), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 85-107, pl. 20-23 (1893), [3] 2: (Lycaenidae) 109-120, pl. 24-25 (1894), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 121-125, pl. 26 (1900), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 127-131, 133-141, pl. 27-29 (1901), [3] 3: (Lycaenidae) 143-146, pl. 30 (1902), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 1-6, pl. 1 (1894), [3] 2: (Hypochrysops) 7-13, 15-22, pl. 2-3 (1895), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 23-25, 27-31, pl. 1-2 (1895), [3] 2: (Waigeum) 34-38, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Thysonotis) 39-46, pl. 3-4 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 1-4, pl. 1 (1896), [3] 2: (Holochila) 5-8, pl. 2 (1897), [3] 2: (Pseudonotis) 1-3, pl. [1], (Epimastidia) 4-5, pl. [1], (Lampides) 5-8, pl. [1] (1897), [3] 2: (Lampides) 9-10, pl. 2, (Thysonotis) 47, pl. 5 (1897), [3] 3: (Holochila) 9-11, pl. 3 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 1-7, pl. 1-2 (1898), [3] 3: (Arhopala) 9-12, pl. 3, (Ilerda) 13, pl. [1], (Horaga) 14-15, pl. [1] (1902), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 47x,48-50, pl. 6 (1898), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 23-26, pl. 4 (1898), [3] 3: (Holochila) 13-15, pl. 4 (1899), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 27-29, pl. 5, (Waigeum) [30], pl. 2 (1899), [3] 3: (Holochila) 17-19, pl. 5 (1899), [3] 3: (Thysonotis) 51-54, pl. 7 (1899), [3] 3: (Jamides) 11-14, pl. 1 (1900), [3] 3: (Hypolycaena-etc) 1-4, pl. [1] (1900), [3] 3: (Hypochrysops) 31-33, pl. 6, (Thysonotis) 55-56, pl. 8 (1900), [3]: (Additions-Corrections) 1-2,[3],vii-x
Hewitson, 1878; Kirby in Hewitson, 1878
Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera. Lycaenidae Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (1): 1-36,37*, pl. 1-16 (1863), (2): 37-76, pl. 17-30 (1865), (3): 77-114, pl. 31-46 (1867), (4): 115-136,14a-h, pl. 47-54,3a-c, (Suppl.) 1-16, pl. 1-5 (1869), (5): 137-150,151*, pl. 55-59, (Suppl.) pl. 6 (1873), (6): 151-184,185*, pl. 60-73 (1874), (7): 185-208,209*, pl. 74-83 (1877), (8): 209-228, pl. 84-85,88-92, (Suppl.) 17-47, pl. 1a-b,3a-b,4a,5a-b,7-8 (1878)
Hewitson, 1874
Descriptions of new species of Lycaenidae from his own Collection Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1874 (3) : 343-355
Hewitson, 1874
Descriptions of new Lycaenidae from West Africa Ent. mon. Mag. 11 : 36
Holland, 1891
Descriptions of new West African Lycaenidae. (2) Psyche 6 : 50-53
Holland, 1893
Some New and Little-known African Butterflies Ent. News. 4 (1) : 22-28, pl. 1
Holland, 1900
The Lepidoptera of Buru. (1) Rhopalocera, (2) Heterocera Novit. Zool. 7 (1): 54-86, (3): 555-591
Holland, 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 Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 43 (6) : 109-369, pl. 6-14
Hopffer, 1874
Beitrag zur Lepidoptera-Fauna von Celebes Stettin ent. Ztg 35 (1-3) : 17-47
Hübner, [1823]
Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge, Vol. 2 [1819-] 1823 Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : [1-3], 4-6, [7], 8-32, [33-40] (1823), : pl. [36-38], f. 201-218 (1819), : pl. [39-66], f. 219-382 (1819 - 1821), : pl. [67-69], f. 383-400 (1821 - 1822)
Hulstaert, 1924
Lycaenidae nouveaux des Collections du Musée du Congo Belge Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 12 : 112-122,173-194
Joicey & Talbot, 1921
New Lepidoptera Collected by Mr. T. A. Barns, in East Central Africa. New Forms of Rhopalocera Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 44-118, pl. 5-16
Karsch, 1893
Die Insecten der Berglandschaft Adeli im Hinterlande von Togo (Westafrika). 1. Abtheilung: Apterygota, Odonata, Orthoptera Saltatoria,Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Berl. ent. Z. 38 (1/2) : 1-266, pl. 1-6
Karsch, 1895
Aethiopische Rhopaloceren. I & II Ent. Nachr. 21 (18): 275-286, (19/20): 289-322
Lathy, 1921
Two new Species of Lycaenidae from Madagascar Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 8 (44) : 208
Mabille, 1877
[no title] Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. (5) 7 : xxxvii-xxxix [37-39], : xxxix-xl [39-40], : lxxi-lxxiii [71-73]
Miskin, 1890
Descriptions of hitherto undescribed Australian Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera), principally Lycaenidae Proc. linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 5 (1) : 29-43
Moore, [1866]
On the Lepidopterous Insects of Bengal Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3) : 755-823, pl. 41-43
Moore, [1881]
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Lepid. Ceylon 1 (1): 1-40, pl. 1-18 (Dec 1880), (2): 41-80, pl. 19-36 (Jan 1881), (3): 81-136, pl. 37-54 (Jun 1881), (4): 137-190, pl. 55-71 (Dec 1881)
Moore, 1884
Descriptions of some new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera; chiefly from specimens contained in the Indian Museum, Calcutta J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 53 Pt.II (1) : 16-52
Neave, 1904
On a large collection of Rhopalocera from the shores of the Victoria Nyanza Novit. Zool. 11 : 323-363
Pagenstecher, 1902
Wissenschafliche Resultate der Reise des Freiherrn Carlo von Erlanger durch Süd-Schoa, die Galla un Somliländer in 1900 und 1901. Tagfalter Jahrb. Nassau Ver. Naturk. 55 : 113-204
Plötz, 1880
Verzeichniss der von Professor Dr. R. Bucholz in West-Africa gesammelten Schmetterlinge Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (1-3): 76-88, (4-6): 189-206, (7-9): 298-307
Rothschild, 1915
On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A. S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands Novit. Zool. 22 (2): 192-208, (3): 387-402
Röber, 1886
Neue Tagschmetterlinge der Indo-Australischen Fauna Corr.-Bl. Ent. Ver. Iris 1 (3) : 45-72, pl. 2-5
Semper, [1879]
Beitrag zur Rhopalocerenfauna von Australien J. Mus. Godeffroy 5 (14) : 138-194, pl. 8-9
Snellen, 1878
Opgave van en Aanteekeningen over Lepidoptera in zuid-west Celebes verzameld Tijdschr. Ent. 21 (1) : 1-43, pl. 1-2
Staudinger, 1889
Lepidoptera der Insel Palawan Dt. ent. Z. Iris 2 (1) : 3-180, pl. 1-2
Staudinger, 1891
Neue exotische Lepidopteren Dt. Ent. Z. Iris, 4 (1) : 61-157, pl. 1-2
Stempffer, 1936
Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae ethiopiens Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 41 : 283-284
Stempffer, 1946
Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne Rev. Fr. Ent. 13 : 8-19
Stempffer, 1962
Contribution à l'étude des Lépidoptères Lycaenidae de l'Afrique tropicale et équatoriale Bull. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire (A) 24 : 1135-1181
Stevenson, 1940
Notes on some new and rare Lepidoptera from South Africa, with special reference to Southern Rhodesia J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 3 : 88-108, pl. 10-12
Courvoisier in Strand, 1914
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer und wenig bekannter Lepidoptera aus der Sammlung W. Niepelt Lepid. Niepeltiana (1) : 1-64, pl. 1-12
Takanami, 1989
On some type specimens of Lycaenidae from South East Asia Tyô to Ga 40 (1) : 23-80
Takanami, 1992
An additional catalogue on type specimens of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) from South East Asia, preserved in Museum fur Naturkunde der Humbold-Universitat zu Berlin Tyô to Ga 43 (1) : 35-46
Tite, 1966
A revision of the genus Anthene from the Oriental Region (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. 18 (8) : 253-275, pl. 1-2
Toxopeus, 1929
De Riodinidae en Lycaenidae van het eiland Java.(Lycaenidae Australasiae VI) Tijdschr. Ent. 72 (3/4) : 215-244
Trimen, 1868
On some undescribed Species of South Africa Butterflies, including a new Genus of Lycaenidae Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1868 (1) : 69-96, pl. 5-6
Trimen, 1881
On some new species of Rhopalocera from Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1881 (3) : 433-445
Trimen, 1891
On some recent additions to the list of South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1) : 169-178
Trimen, 1893
On some new or imperfectly-known species of South African butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 123-143, pl. 8
Trimen, 1894
On a collection of Butterflies made in Manica, Tropical Sout-east Africa, by Mr. F. C. Selous, in the year 1892 Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1894 : 14-78, pl. 4-6
Ungemach, 1932
Contribution à l'étude des Lépidoptères d'Abyssinie (Pt. 1, Rhopalocères) Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 1-122, 2pls
Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003
The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island faunda Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 3-268, pl. 1-16
Waterhouse, 1903
Notes on Australian Rhopalocera : Lycaenidae (Pt. 1-3) Proc. linn. Soc. N.S.W. 27 (3): 331-342 (1902), 27 (4): 648-653 (1903), 28 (1): 132-272, pl. 2-3 (1903)
Waterhouse & Turner, 1905
Notes on Australian Rhopalocera: Lycaenidae. IV Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 29 (4) : 798-804


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