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Cacyreus Butler, 1897
Cacyreus Butler, 1897; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 845, TS: Papilio lingeus Stoll
Hyreus Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (5): 70 (preocc. Hyreus Stephens, 1816 (Aves)), TS: Papilio lingeus Stoll
= ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 446
Cacyreus (Polyommatini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 446; [BK, 228]; [AfrL]

Cacyreus lingeus (Stoll, [1782])
Africa (south of Sahara). See [About maps] Common Bush Blue
Papilio lingeus Stoll, [1782]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (32-32): 176, pl. 379, f. F, G
Cacyreus lingeus ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 53]; [BAFR, 543]; [BK: 229, pl. 23, f. 319]; [AfrL]

Larva on (flowers of) Coleus, Salvia, Calamintha, Lavandula, Mentha [PBSA]


Cacyreus virilis Stempffer, 1936
Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Rhodesia - C.Africa, E.Africa, SW.Arabia. See [About maps] Eastern Bush Blue
Cupido lingeus ab. virilis Aurivillius, 1925; in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 463
Cacyreus virilis ; [BAFR, 544]; [BK: 229, pl. 23, f. 320]; [AfrL]

Larva on Coleus, Salvia, Calamintha, Lavandula [PBSA]


Cacyreus darius (Mabille, 1877)
Madagascar, Comoro Is.. See [About maps] Lycaena darius Mabille, 1877
Cacyreus darius ; [BAFR, 544]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Cacyreus audeoudi Stempffer, 1936
Guinea - Uganda, W.Kenya, Tanzania. See [About maps] Audeoud's Bush Blue
Cacyreus audeoudi ; [BAFR, 544]; [BK: 229]; [AfrL]

Cacyreus ethiopicus Tite, 1961
N.Ethiopia. See [About maps] Cacyreus ethiopicus Tite, 1961; , TL: 25 km north of Quiha, Ethiopia
Cacyreus ethiopicus ; [BAFR, 544]; [AfrL]

Cacyreus palemon (Stoll, [1782])
-. See [About maps] Water Geranium Blue
Papilio palemon Stoll, [1782]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (32-32): 209, pl. 390, f. C, F
Cacyreus palemon ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 54]

Larva on (buds and young seeds) Geranium, Pelargonium spp. [PBSA]

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rhodesia, South Africa Cacyreus palemon palemon ; [BAFR, 544]; [BK: 229, pl. 23, f. 322]

Cacyreus tespis (Herbst, 1804)
-. See [About maps] Cacyreus tespis ; [AfrL]
Cacyreus tespis tespis ; [AfrL]
C. t. ghimirra Talbot, 1935
Ethiopia Cacyreus palemon ghimirra ; [BAFR, 544]
Cacyreus tespis ghimirra ; [AfrL]

Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1897
Spain, S.France, South Africa. See [About maps] Geranium Bronze
Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1897; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 : 845
Cacyreus marshalli, Svenska fjärilar [SVF]
Cacyreus marshalli, Moths and Butterflies of Europe [MBE]
Cacyreus marshalli, Captain's European Butterfly Guide [Simon Coombes]
Cacyreus marshalli ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 54 (text only)]; [BAFR, 544]; [AfrL]
Caryreus marshalli ; [Otakar Kudrna]
[marshalli-1.jpg] 1053x717 (~157Kb) Lloret de mar, P. Gerona, Catalonia, 3rd June 1997 10:15 am, Photo © Andrew Torry leg. [marshalli-2.jpg] 600x696 (~44Kb) France, Sophia Antipolis, 4.10.2000, Photo © Markku Savela [marshalli-3v.jpg] 540x561 (~34Kb) underside France, Sophia Antipolis, 5.10.2000, Photo © Markku Savela
[marshalli-4v.jpg] 600x435 (~23Kb) underside Morocco, Taroudannt, Souss, Photo © Michel Tarrier [marshalli-5.jpg] 940x636 (~51Kb) France, Provence, Marceille, Avenue de Sakakini, rhododendron bushes. 24th June 2005, Photo © Oleg Kosterin

Larva on (buds and young seeds) Geranium, Pelargonium spp. [PBSA], Geranium sylvaticum, G. pratense, G. pyrenaicum, G. robertianum [Alfons Dolsa]



Cacyreus dicksoni Pennington, 1962
Cape. See [About maps] Cacyreus dicksoni Pennington, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 283
Cacyreus dicksoni ; [BAFR, 544]; [AfrL]

Larva on (buds and flowers) Pelargonium, Geranium spp. [PBSA]


Cacyreus niebuhri Larsen, 1982
Cacyreus niebuhri ; [AfrL]


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References:
[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
[Alfons Dolsa]
& Teresa Albarran; Museum of Butterflies of Catalonia
[Andrew Torry]
e-mail: Andrew Torry
[BAFR]
D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region
[BHL]
The; Biodiversity Heritage Library; and on; Internet Archive; Note: The linking to the content of Internet Archive is somewhat delicate -- notify me when links break!
[BK]
Larsen, 1996; The Butterflies of Kenya and their natural history
[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
[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
[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
[Oleg Kosterin]
Institue of Cytology & Genetics; Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences; Novosibirsk; e-mail: Oleg Kosterin; http://pisum.bionet.nsc.ru/kosterin/
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978
[SVF]
Svenska fjärilar; Naturhistoriska riksmuseet; (Sweden)
[Simon Coombes]
1 Park Street, Plymouth, PL3 4BL, UK; 01752 607854; e-mail: Simon Coombes; http://www.butterfly-guide.co.uk


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1925
Die Gross-Schmetteringe der Erde; 13 Band; Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 13 : 1-613, pl. 1-80
Butler, 1897
On two collections of lepidoptera made by Mr R. Crawshay in Nyasa-land Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 : 817-850, pl. 41-42
Butler, 1897
On three consignmenets of Butterflies collected in Natal in 1896 and 1897 by Mr. Guy A. K. Marshall Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 835-857, pl. 50
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
Hübner, [1819]
Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, 1816-[1826] Verz. bek. Schmett. (1): [1-3], 4-16 (1816), (2): 17-32 (1819), (3): 33-48 (1819), (4): 49-64 (1819), (5): 65-80 (1819), (6): 81-96 (1819), (7): 97-112 (1819), (8): 113-128 (1819), (9): 129-144 (1819), (10): 145-160 (1819), (11): 161-176 (1819), (12): 177-192 (1820), (13): 193-208 (1820), (14): 209-224 (1821), (15): 225-240 (1821), (16): 241-256 (1821), (17): 257-272 (1823), (18): 273-288 (1823), (19): 289-304 (1823), (20): 305-320 (1825), (21): 321-336 (1825), (22): 337-352 (1825), (23-27): 353-431 ([1825])
Pennington, 1962
Descriptions of a new Neptis, new Lycaenidae, and records of rare species and additions to the list of Southern African Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera) J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 266-286
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)


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