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Cupidopsis Karsch, 1895
Meadow Blues
Cupidopsis Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 298, TS: Lycaena jobates Hopffer
Cupidopsis (Polyommatini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 443; [BK, 224]; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 140; [AfrL]

Cupidopsis iobates (Hopffer, 1855)
-. See [About maps] Tailed Meadow Blue
Lycaena jobates Hopffer, 1855; Ber. Verh. Akad. Berlin 1855 : 642, TL: Mozambique
Cupidopsis jobates ; [EBW]
Cupidopsis iobates ; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 19]
Cupidopsis jobates ; Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003, Zool. Verh. Leiden 343: 140; [AfrL]

Larva on (flowers of) Leguminosae, Rhynchosia puberula [PBSA], Eriosema, Rhynchosia [BK]

from (Kenya, Uganda) - Cape, Angola, Zaire, Togo, Benin, Guinea, Madagascar Cupidopsis iobates iobates ; [BK: 224, pl. 23]
Cupidopsis jobates jobates ; [BAFR, 540]; [MadL]; [AfrL]
C. i. uranochroa Ungemach, 1932
Ethiopia Cupidopsis jobates uranochroa ; [BAFR, 540 (text)]
C. i. mauritanica Riley, 1932
Mauritania, Senegal Cupidopsis mauritanica Riley, 1932; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 141
Cupidopsis mauritanica ; [BAFR, 540]
Cupidopsis jobates mauritanica ; [AfrL]

Cupidopsis cissus (Godart, [1824])
South Africa, Rhodesia, Sierra Leone - Kenya, E.Africa. See [About maps] Meadow Blue
Polyommatus cissus Godart, [1824]; Encyclopédie Méthodique. 9 (2): 683
Cupidopsis cissus ; [BOW: pl. 121, f. 17-18]; [BAFR, 540]; [BK: 225]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Larva on Eriosema sp., Vigna sp. [PBSA] Jackson, 1937, Trans. R. Ent. Soc. Lond, 861937

Cupidopsis cissus cissus ; [AfrL]
C. c. extensa Libert, 2003
Cupidopsis cissus extensa ; [AfrL]


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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
[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
[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.
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
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
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])
Hopffer, 1855
[Lepidoptera Diurna] Ber. Verh. Akad. Berlin 1855 : 639-643
Jackson, 1937
The early stages of some Africa Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) with an account of their larvar habits Trans. R. Ent. Soc. Lond, 86 : 201-238
Karsch, 1895
Aethiopische Rhopaloceren. I & II Ent. Nachr. 21 (18): 275-286, (19/20): 289-322
Riley, 1932
New African and Arabian butterflies Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 137-152
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


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