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Azanus Moore, [1881]
Babul Blues
Azanus (Lycaenidae)Moore, [1881]; Lepid. Ceylon 1 (2): 79, TS: Papilio ubaldus Stoll
Azanisis Kemal, 2004; Centr. Ent. Stud. Misc. Pap. 88-89: (1-13), TS: Papilio isis Drury
Azanus (Polyommatini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 448; [BK, 240]; [AfrL]

Azanus urios Riley & Godfrey, 1921
Burma, Thailand, Laos. See [About maps] Azanus urios Riley & Godfrey, 1921; J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam. 4 (3) : 182, pl. 6, f. 5, TL: Phrae, N.Thailand
Azanus urios, Butterflies in Indo-China [Yutaka Inayoshi]

Azanus ubaldus (Stoll, [1782])
Arabia - India, Ceylon, Kashmir, S.Africa - E.Africa - Senegal, Somalia, Tunisia. See [About maps] Bright Babul Blue Desert Babul Blue
Papilio ubaldus Stoll, [1782]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (32-32): 209, pl. 390, f. L, M, TL: India
Lycaena macalenga Trimen, 1870; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1870 (4) : 364
Azanus ubaldus ; [BOW: pl. 174, f. 22]; [BAFR, 551]; [BK: 240, pl. 25, f. 348]; [BMAT: 33, pl. 11, f. 1-4]; [Otakar Kudrna]
Azanus (Azanus) ubaldus ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia spp., A. karroo [PBSA], Acacia seyal, A. raddiana [BMAT]


Azanus soalalicus (Karsch, 1900)
Madagascar. See [About maps] Cupido soalalicus Karsch, 1900
Azanus soalalicus ; [BAFR, 551]; [MadL]
Azanus (Azanus) soalalicus ; [AfrL]

Azanus natalensis (Trimen & Bowker, 1887)
from (S.Africa - Ethiopia) - Nigeria. See [About maps] Natal Babul Blue
Azanus natalensis ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 46]; [BAFR, 552]; [BK: 241, pl. 25, f. 352]
Azanus (Azanus) natalensis ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia [BK]


Azanus jesous (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)
AF, Egypt, Syria, Ceylon, India, Burma. See [About maps] African Babul Blue
Polyommatus jesous Guérin-Méneville, 1849; Voyage en Abyssinie 6: 383, TL: Abyssinia
Azanus jesous, Moths and Butterflies of Europe [MBE]
Azanus jesous ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 45, pl. 174, f. 19]; [BAFR, 551]; [BMAT: 33, pl. 10, f. 74-80]; [BK: 240, pl. 25, f. 349]
Azanus (Azanus) jesous ; [AfrL]
[jesous-1av.jpg] 600x435 (~28Kb) underside Morocco, Aoulouz, Anti-Atlas, Photo © Michel Tarrier [jesous-1bv.jpg] 600x435 (~25Kb) underside Morocco, Aoulouz, Anti-Atlas, Photo © Michel Tarrier

Larva on Acacia [H&R], (buds and leaves) Entada spicata, (flowers and buds) [PBSA]

Larva on Acacia arabica, A. catechu, A. senegal [BIR], Acacia gummifera [BMAT]



Azanus sitalces (Mabille, 1899)
-. See [About maps] Lycaena sitalces Mabille, 1899
Azanus rubrpuncta Lathy, 1921; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 8 (44) : 208, TL: Marsantsetia, N.E. Madagascar
= ; [NHM]
Azanus (Azanus) sitalces ; [AfrL]
Madagascar Azanus sitalces sitalces ; [BAFR, 552]
Azanua sitalces sitalces ; [MadL]
Azanus (Azanus) sitalces sitalces ; [AfrL]
A. s. mayotti D'Abrera, 1980
Comoro (Mayotte I.) Azanus sitalces mayotti D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 552, fig., TL: Mayotte, L. Humblot
Azanus (Azanus) sitalces mayotti ; [AfrL]

Azanus moriqua (Wallengren, 1857)
West Africa - South Africa - E.Africa, Angola, SW.Arabia. See [About maps] Black-Bordered Babul Blue
Lycaena moriqua Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 39
Azanus moriqua ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 47]; [BAFR, 552]; [BK: 241, pl. 25, f. 351]
Azanus (Azanus) moriqua ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia spp., A. karroo, (buds and flowers) [PBSA]


Azanus occidentalis

Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880)
Zululand, Transvaal, Rhodesia, Moçambique, Sierra Leone - Kenya. See [About maps] Pale Babul Blue
Lycaena mirza Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 203, TL: Victoria
Azanus mirza ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 48]; [BAFR, 551]; [BK: 241, pl. 25, f. 350]
Azanus (Azanus) mirza ; [AfrL]

Larva on (flowers and buds) Acacia sp., Allophylus sp. [PBSA]


Azanus uranus Butler, 1886
Baluchistan, India. See [About maps] Indian Babul Blue Dull Babul Blue
Azanus uranus Butler, 1886; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1886 (3) : 366, TL: Hassan Abdal, Punjab

Subgenus Azanisis Kemal, 2004
Azanisis (Azanus)Kemal, 2004; Centr. Ent. Stud. Misc. Pap. 88-89: (1-13), TS: Papilio isis Drury

Azanus isis (Drury, 1773)
Guinea - Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire, Angola. See [About maps] Papilio isis Drury, 1773
Azanus isis ; [EBW]
?Castalius isis ; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 6]
Azanus isis ; [BAFR, 551]
Azanus (Azanisis) isis ; [AfrL]


Unknown or unplaced taxa

Azanus crameri Moore, [1881]; Lepid. Ceylon 1 (2): 80, pl. 36, f. 1, TL: Ceylon
Azanus crameri ; [NHM]


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References:
[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
[BIR]
Wynter-Blyth, 1957; Butterflies of the Indian Region; (1982 Reprint)
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[BMAT]
Tennent, 1996; The butterflies of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; ISBN 0 906802 05 9
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[H&R]
Higgins, L.G, Riley, N.D, 1970; A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe
[MBE]
Moths and Butteflies of Europe; Paolo Mazzei, Diego Reggianti and Ilaria Pimpinelli; http://www.leps.it/
[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.
[Michel Tarrier]
Michel R. Tarrier; Malaga, Spain; http://www.tarrier.org
[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


Some related literature:
Butler, 1886
On Lepidoptera collected by Major Yerbury in Western India Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1886 (3) : 355-395, pl. 35
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
Kemal, 2004
On the butterflies of the Soutpansberg Mountains (South Africa) (Lepidoptera) Centr. Ent. Stud. Misc. Pap. 88-89: 1-13
Lathy, 1921
Two new Species of Lycaenidae from Madagascar Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9) 8 (44) : 208
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)
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
Riley & Godfrey, 1921
Some undescribed Rhopalocera from Siam J. nat. Hist. Soc. Siam. 4 (3) : 167-190, pl. 4-7
Stoll, [1782]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (26b-28): 29-90, pl. 305-336 (1780), (29-31): 91-164, pl. 337-372 (1781), (32-32): 165-252, 1-29, pl. 373-400 (1782)
Trimen, 1870
Notes on Butterflies collected by J. H. Bowker, Esq., in Basuto-land, South Africa; with descriptions of some New Species Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1870 (4) : 341-390, pl. 6
Wallengren, 1857
Kafferlandets Dag-fjärilar, insamlade åren 1838-1845 af J. A. Wahlberg / Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in Terra Caffrorum annis 1838-1845 collecta a J. A. Wahlberg K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 1-55


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