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Lepidochrysops Hedicke, 1923
Giant Cupids
Lepidochrysops Hedicke, 1923; Dt. ent. Z. 1923 (2) : 226 (repl. for Neochrysops Bethune-Baker, [1923]), TS: Papilio parsimon Fabricius
Neochrysops Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 279 (preocc. Neochrysops Szilady, 1922), TS: Papilio parsimon Fabricius
Lepidochrysops (Polyommatini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 449; [BK, 246]; [AfrL]


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



?Lepidochrysops dolorosa (Trimen, 1887)
E.Cape, Natal, Transvaal. See [About maps] Lycaena dolorosa Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 41
Euchrysops dolorosa ; [BOW: pl. 122, f. 40]; [EBW]
Lepidochrysops dolorosa ; [BAFR, 557]

Larva on Salvia sp., Becium sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops tantalus (Trimen, 1887)
Transkei, Natal. See [About maps] Lycaena tantalus Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 38, TL: Kaffraria; Natal
Neochrysops tantalus ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 283, pl. 15, f. 5, 5a, pl. 26, f. 5
Lepidochrysops tantalus ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 24]; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium obovatum [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops pampolis (Druce, 1905)
Zambia, N.Malawi?. See [About maps] Catochrysops pampolis Druce, 1905; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1905 (2) : 258, TL: Rhodesia
Neochrysops pampolis ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 290, pl. 16, f. 10, pl. 26, f. 10
Lepidochrysops pampolis ; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops dollmani (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
SW.Tanzania, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Neochrysops dollmani Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 310, pl. 13, f. 12, pl. 19, f. 25, pl. 28, f. 25, TL: Solwezi, Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops dollmani ; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops hawkeri (Talbot, 1929)
Angola. See [About maps] hawkeri (Talbot, 1929) (Euchrysops); Bull. Hill. Mus. 3 : 140, TL: Angola
Lepidochrysops hawkeri ; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops polydialecta (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Nigeria, Senegal - E.Kenya. See [About maps] Neochrysops polydialecta Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 329, pl. 14, f. 5, pl. 21, f. 39, pl. 29, f. 39, TL: Kadugli, Nuba Mtns; Ullal; Gulu-Gulu, Kibwesi
Lepidochrysops polydialecta ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 22]; [BAFR, 557]; [BK: 248, pl. 26, f. 372]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops coxii Pinhey, 1945
E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops coxii Pinhey, 1945; Proc. Trans. Rhod. scient. Ass. 40: 61
Lepidochrysops coxii ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 5]; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops guichardi Gabriel, 1949
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops guichardi ; [BAFR, 557]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops cinerea (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
-. See [About maps] Neochrysops cinerea Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 314, pl. 12, f. 17, pl. 19, f. 29, pl. 28, f. 29, TL: Solwezi, NW. Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops cinerea ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 12 (text only)]; [AfrL]
Zambia, S.Zaire (Shaba), SW.Tanzania Lepidochrysops cinerea cinerea ; [BAFR, 557 (text)]

Lepidochrysops lunulifer (Ungemach, 1932)
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops cinerea lunulifer ; [BAFR, 558 (text)]
Lepidochrysops lunulifer ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops kitale (Stempffer, 1936)
NW.Kenya. See [About maps] Kitale Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops cinerea kitale ; [BAFR, 557]
Lepidochrysops kitale ; [BK: 247, pl. 26, f. 368]; [AfrL]

?Lepidochrysops nigeriae Stempffer, 1957²
Nigeria, Ivory Coast. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops nigeriae ; [BAFR, 558]

Lepidochrysops fumosa (Butler, [1886])
Somalia, Ethiopia. See [About maps] Catochrysops fumosa Butler, [1886]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1885 (4) : 762, TL: Somalia
Lepidochrysops fumosus ; [BAFR, 558]
Lepidochrysops fumosa ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops letsea (Trimen, 1870)
NE.Cape, Lesotho, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lycaena letsea Trimen, 1870; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1870 (4) : 362
Neochrysops letsea ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 312, pl. 12, f. 16, pl. 19, f. 28, pl. 28, f. 28
Lepidochrysops letsea ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 12]; [BAFR, 558]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops skotios (Druce, 1905)
Zambia, S.Zaire (Shaba). See [About maps] Catochrysops skotios Druce, 1905; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1905 (2) : 259, pl. 13, f. 12, TL: NW.Rhodesia
Neochrysops skotios ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 315, pl. 19, f. 30, pl. 28, f. 30, pl. 32, f. 63
Lepidochrysops skotios ; [BAFR, 558]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops desmondi Stempffer, 1951
N.Malawi - Tanzania - SW.Kenya. See [About maps] Desmond's Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops desmondi ; [BAFR, 558]; [BK: 247, pl. 26, f. 369]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops victoriae (Karsch, 1895)
-. See [About maps] Lycaena victoriae Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 300
Neochrysops victoriae ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 320, pl. 12, f. 20, pl. 20, f. 33
Lepidochrysops victoriae ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 25]; [BK: 248, pl. 26, f. 371]; [AfrL]
Uganda, W.Kenya Catochrysops acholi Bethune-Baker, 1906; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 17 (97) : 107
= Neochrysops victoriae ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 321
= ; [NHM]
Lepidochrysops victoriae victoriae ; [BAFR, 558]; [BK: 248 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. v. vansomereni Stempffer, 1951
Kenya (E of Rift Valley) Lepidochrysops victoriae vansomereni ; [BAFR, 558 (text)]; [BK: 248 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. v. occidentalis Libert & Collins, 2001
Lepidochrysops victoriae occidentalis ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops parsimon (Fabricius, 1775)
W.Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania - Nigeria - Sierra Leone, Malawi, Zambia, S.Zaire, Angola. See [About maps] Papilio parsimon Fabricius, 1775; Syst. Ent.: 526
Papilio celaeus Stoll, [1782]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (32-32): 177, pl. 379, f. K
Neochrysops parsimon ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 317, pl. 12, f. 19, pl. 20, f. 32, pl. 29, f. 32
Lepidochrysops parsimon parsimon ; [BAFR, 558]; [BK: 247, pl. 26, f. 370]
Lepidochrysops parsimon ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 18]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium [BK]


Lepidochrysops loveni (Aurivillius, 1922)
-. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops loveni ; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops loveni loveni ; [AfrL]
L. l. abyssiniensis (Strand, 1911)
Ethiopia Lepidochrysops parsimon abyssiniensis ; [BAFR, 558 (text)]
Lepidochrysops loveni abyssiniensis ; [AfrL]
L. l. kivuensis (Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
E of (Lake Kivu, Lake Edward) Catochrysops celaeus kivuensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921; Bull. Hill Mus. 1 (1) : 99, pl. 16, f. 91-93, TL: Near Loya Valle, 15mil S of Irumu
Lepidochrysops parsimon kivuensis ; [BAFR, 558 (text)]
Lepidochrysops loveni kivuensis ; [AfrL]
L. l. oculus (Ungemach, 1932)
Lepidochrysops loveni oculus ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops plebeia (Butler, 1898)
Transkei, Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal - Botswana, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Shaba?. See [About maps] Catachrysops plebeia Butler, 1898; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 : 192, pl. 20, f. 2, TL: Mazoe District; Salisbury; Eastcourt, Natal
Neochrysops plebeja[sic] ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 316, pl. 12, f. 18, pl. 19, f. 31, pl. 28, f. 31
Lepidochrysops plebeia ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 21]; [BAFR, 558]; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops plebeia plebeia ; [AfrL]
L. p. proclus (Hulstaert, 1924)
Lepidochrysops plebeia proclus ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops anerius (Hulstaert, 1924)
-. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops anerius ; [AfrL]
SE.Zaire, NW.Zambia? Lepidochrysops anerius anerius ; [BAFR, 559 (text)]; [AfrL]
L. a. kiellandi Stempffer, 1972
E shore of (Lake Tanganyika) Lepidochrysops anerius kiellandi ; [BAFR, 559]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops jefferyi (Swierstra, 1909)
Transvaal (Barberton). See [About maps] Lycaena jefferyi Swierstra, 1909; Ann. Transv. Mus. 1 (3) : 176, TL: Ulundi, near Barberton
Lycaena jefferyi ; Swierstra, 1909, Ann. Transv. Mus. 1 (4) : 298
Lepidochrysops jefferyi ; [BAFR, 559]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium obovatum [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops quassi (Karsch, 1895)
Ghana - Nigeria. See [About maps] Lycaena quassi Karsch, 1895; Ent. Nachr. 21 (19/20): 305
Neochrysops quassi ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 322, pl. 12, f. 21, pl. 20, f. 34, pl. 29, f. 34
Lepidochrysops quassi ; [BAFR, 559]; [BK, 246 (note)]; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops quassi quassi ; [AfrL]
L. q. bernaudi Libert & Collins, 2001
Lepidochrysops quassi bernaudi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops negus (C. & R. Felder, [1865])
Ethiopia, Sudan. See [About maps] Lycaena negus C. & R. Felder, [1865]; Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (2): 279, pl. 35, f. 1-2
Neochrysops negus ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 335, pl. 14, f. 12, pl. 22, f. 44, pl. 30, f. 44
Lepidochrysops negus ; [BAFR, 559]; [BK: 247 (note)]; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops negus negus ; [AfrL]
L. n. wau (Wichgraf, 1921)
Lepidochrysops negus wau ; [AfrL]

?Lepidochrysops butha (Strand, 1911)
Ghana. See [About maps] Cupido butha Strand, 1911; Stettin Ent. Ztg 72 (2) : 369, TL: Gold Coast
Lepidochrysops butha ; [BAFR, 599 (text)]

Lepidochrysops praeterita Swanepoel, 1962
S.Transvaal. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops praeterita Swanepoel, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 293
Lepidochrysops praeterita ; [BAFR, 559]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium? [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops hypopolia (Trimen, 1887)
SW.Transvaal, NW.Natal. See [About maps] Lycaena hypopolia Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 30
Neochrysops hypopolia ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 343, pl. 14, f. 11, pl. 23, f. 49, pl. 30, f. 49
Euchrysops hypopolia ; [BOW: pl. 122, f. 41]
Lepidochrysops hypopolia ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops inyangae Pinhey, 1945
E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops inyangae Pinhey, 1945; Proc. Trans. Rhod. scient. Ass. 40: 64
Lepidochrysops inyangae ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops procera (Trimen, 1893)
Natal, Transvaal. See [About maps] Lycaena procera Trimen, 1893; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 125
Neochrysops procera ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 341, pl. 22, f. 48, pl. 30, f. 48
Lepidochrysops procera ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 23]; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops synchrematiza (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Guinea, Sierra Leone - Ghana, S.Zaire (Shaba). See [About maps] Neochrysops synchrematiza Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 323, pl. 14, f. 1, pl. 20, f. 35, pl. 29, f. 35, TL: Sierra Leone
Lepidochrysops synchrematiza ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops solwezii (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Zambia, Malawi, E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Neochrysops solwezii Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 325, pl. 16, f. 2, pl. 20, f. 36, pl. 29, f. 36, TL: Solwesi Mwengwa, NW. Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops solwezi ; [BAFR, 560]
Lepidochrysops solwezii ; [AfrL]
L. s. f. nevillei (Bethune-Baker, 1923)
SW.Rhodesia (Hope Fountain) Neochrysops nevillei Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 340, pl. 12, f. 9, pl. 22, f. 47, pl. 30, f. 47, TL: Hope Fountain
Lepidochrysops nevillei ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 15]; [BAFR, 560]

Lepidochrysops violetta (Pinhey, 1945)
E.Rhodesia (Inyanga). See [About maps] Cupido violetta Pinhey, 1945; Proc. Trans. Rhod. scient. Ass. 40: 66
Lepidochrysops violetta ; [AfrL]; [BAFR, 560]

Lepidochrysops mpanda Tite, 1961
SW.Tanzania (Mpanda). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops mpanda ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops nacrescens Tite, 1961
W.Angola (Nova Lisboa). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops nacrescens ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops nyika Tite, 1961
N.Malawi (Nyika Plateau). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops nyika ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops fulvescens Tite, 1961
Angola. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops fulvescens ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops vera Tite, 1961
N.Nigeria. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops vera ; [BAFR, 560]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops carsoni (Butler, 1901)
Tanzania. See [About maps] Catochrysops carsoni Butler, 1901; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 7 (39) : 290, TL: Fwambo
Neochrysops carsoni ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 334, pl. 14, f. 6, pl. 21, f. 43, pl. 30, f. 43
Lepidochrysops carsoni ; [BAFR, 561]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops aethiopia (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Natal, Transvaal, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Malawi. See [About maps] Neochrysops aethiopia Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 331, pl. 14, f. 9, pl. 21, f. 40, pl. 29, f. 40, TL: Portuguese East Africa (Kola Valley; Mt. Chiperone); Boma Distr., East Africa; Natal
Neochrysops aethiopia Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 332, pl. 14, f. 10, TL: Nyasaland
= ; [NHM]
Lepidochrysops aethiopia ; [BAFR, 561]; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 1]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops patricia (Trimen, 1887)
S.Africa. See [About maps] Lycaena patricia Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 20
Neochrysops patricia ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 333, pl. 14, f. 7, pl. 21, f. 42, pl. 29, f. 42
Lepidochrysops patricia ; [EBW]; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 17]; [BAFR, 561]; [AfrL]

Larva on Lantana spp., L. camara [PBSA]

Ant host Camponotus maculatus, [PBSA]

1957. J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 20: 114.


Lepidochrysops longifalces Tite, 1961
Rhodesia, Malawi. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops longifalces Tite, 1961; Entomologist 94 : 22
Lepidochrysops longifalces ; [BAFR, 561]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops glauca (Trimen, 1887)
Transvaal, Rhodesia, Malawi, Botswana. See [About maps] Lycaena glauca Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 21
Neochrysops glauca ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 326, pl. 16, f. 4, pl. 20, f. 37, pl. 29, f. 37
Lepidochrysops glauca ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 7]; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]
L. g. glauca Trimen & Bowker, 1887
Lepidochrysops glauca glauca ; [AfrL]
L. g. swinburnei Stevenson, 1939
glauca f. swinburnei Stevenson, 1939²; Proc. Trans. Rhodesia Sci. Assoc. 37 : 42
Lepidochrysops glauca swinburnei ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops chloauges (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Rhodesia, Zambia, Malawi. See [About maps] Neochrysops chloauges Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 328, pl. 14, f. 3, pl. 21, f. 38, pl. 29, f. 38, TL: Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops chloauges ; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops intermedia (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
-. See [About maps] Neochrysops intermedia Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 310, pl. 12, f. 4-5, pl. 19, f. 26, pl. 28, f. 26, pl. 32, f. 62, TL: Portuguese East Africa, Ruo valley 2000ft; Foothills Mt Chiperone, 2500ft
Lepidochrysops intermedia ; [AfrL]
Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Lepidochrysops intermedia intermedia ; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]
L. i. cottrelli Stempffer, 1954
N.Zambia (Nyika Plateau) intermedia cottrelli Stempffer, 1954; Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 59 : 110
Lepidochrysops intermedia cottrelli ; [BAFR, 562 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops pterou (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
-. See [About maps] Neochrysops pterou Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 312, TL: Kavirondo Country
Lepidochrysops pterou ; [BK: 248, pl. 26, f. 373]; [AfrL]
SE.Uganda (Tororo, Mbale), W.Uganda (West Nile District) Lepidochrysops pterou pterou ; [BAFR, 562]; [BK, 248 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. p. lilacina (Ungemach, 1932)
Ethiopia pterou lilacina (Ungemach, 1932) (Euchrysops); Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 92
Lepidochrysops pterou lilacina ; [BAFR, 562 (text)]; [AfrL]
L. p. suk van Someren, 1957
W.Kenya (Suk, Kacheliba, Kerio Valley), E.Uganda pterou suk van Someren, 1957; J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 20 (1) : 61
Lepidochrysops pterou suk ; [BAFR, 562 (text)]; [BK: 248 (note)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops neonegus (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
-. See [About maps] Neochrysops neonegus Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 337, pl. 14, f. 8, pl. 22, f. 45, pl. 30, f. 45, TL: Nairobi Distr.; Laitokitok
Neochrysops variegata Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 338, pl. 12, f. 8, pl. 22, f. 46, pl. 30, f. 46, TL: Nairobi Distr., 6000ft; Tongido, 4500ft
Lepidochrysops neonegus ; [BK: 248, pl. 26, f. 374]; [AfrL]
S.Kenya - Nairobi, Longonot, N.Tanzania Lepidochrysops neonegus neonegus ; [BAFR, 562 (text)]; [BK: 249 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. n. borealis van Someren, 1957
E.Uganda, NW.Kenya (Suk) Lepidochrysops neonegus borealis ; [BAFR, 562]; [BK, 249 (note)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops budama Someren, 1957
SE.Uganda (Tororo), W.Uganda (West Nile District). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops budama ; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops jacksoni van Someren, 1957
Uganda (Tororo - Madi District). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops jacksoni ; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops labwor van Someren, 1957
SE.Uganda (Labwor Range). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops labwor ; [BAFR, 562]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops lukenia van Someren, 1957
SE.Kenya, NE.Tanzania. See [About maps] Lukenia Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops lukenia ; [BAFR, 563]; [BK: 249, pl. 26, f. 375]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops elgonae Stempffer, 1950
Kenya (endemic). See [About maps] Elgon Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops elgonae ; [BK: 249, pl. 26, f. 376]; [AfrL]

Larva on Salvia?, (ovipositing on) [BK]

W.Kenay (W of Rift Valley) Lepidochrysops elgonae elgonae ; [BAFR, 563]; [BK, 249 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. e. moyo van Someren, 1957
Kenya (Aberdare Mts, Mt Kenya) Lepidochrysops elgonae moyo ; [BAFR, 563 (text)]; [BK, 249 (note)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops jansei van Someren, 1957
Kenya (Ngong Hills). See [About maps] Janse's Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops jansei ; [BAFR, 563]; [BK: 249, pl. 26, f. 377]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops subvariegata Talbot, 1935
Ethiopia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops subvariegata ; [BAFR, 563]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops albilinea Tite, 1959
S.Sudan (Bahr el Ghazal). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops albilinea ; [BAFR, 563]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops nigritia Tite, 1959
S.Sudan (Bahr el Ghazal). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops nigritia Tite, 1959; , TL: Raga, Bahr el Ghazal Province, S.Sudan
Lepidochrysops nigritia ; [BAFR, 563]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops ansorgei Tite, 1959
Angola. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops ansorgei ; [BAFR, 563]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops flavisquamosa Tite, 1959
E.Angola. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops flavisquamosa Tite, 1959; , TL: Zambézi-Zaïre divide,Moxico District, E. Angola
Lepidochrysops flavisquamosa ; [BAFR, 563]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops ringa Tite, 1959
N.Nigeria. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops ringa ; [BAFR, 564]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops arabicus Gabriel, 1954
Yemen. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops arabicus ; [BAFR, 564]; [BK: 249 (note)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops barnesi Pennington, 1953
E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops barnesi Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 108
Lepidochrysops barnesi ; [BAFR, 564]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium sp.? [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops kilimanjarensis (Strand, 1909)
N.Tanzania (Mt Kilimanjaro). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops kilimanjarensis ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops koaena (Strand, 1911)
Lake Victoria (Ukewe I.). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops coaena[sic] ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]; [BK: 247 (note)]
Lepidochrysops koaena ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops ruthica Pennington, 1953
NE.Rhodesia (Inyanga). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops ruthica Pennington, 1953; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 107, TL: Rhodes Estate, Inyanga District, NE Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops ruthica ; [BAFR, 564]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops turlini Stempffer, 1971
SW.Madagascar. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops turlini Stempffer, 1971; , TL: Tulear, SW Madagascar
Lepidochrysops turlini ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops vansoni (Swanepoel, 1949)
Transvaal, N.Namibia. See [About maps] Cupido vansoni Swanepoel, 1949; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 12 : 123
Lepidochrysops vansoni ; [BAFR, 564]; [AfrL]

Larva on Lantana salvifolia [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops swartbergensis Swanepoel, 1969
Cape (Swartberg Mts). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops swartbergensis Swanepoel, 1969; Novos Taxa ent. 64 : 3, TL: Swartberg Mts, Prince Albert region, SW Cape Province
Lepidochrysops swartbergensis ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops quickelbergei Swanepoel, 1969
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops quickelbergei Swanepoel, 1969; Novos Taxa ent. 64 : 9, TL: Gydo Mts, Ceres region,SW Cape Province
Lepicochrysops quickelbergei ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]
Lepidochrysops quickelbergei ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops braueri Dickson, 1966
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops braueri Dickson, 1966; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 189, TL: Cape
Lepidochrysops braueri ; [BAFR, 564 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops ortygia (Trimen, 1887)
Transvaal, Orange Free State, Lesotho, E.Karroo. See [About maps] Lycaena ortygia Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 26, TL: Cape Colony; Transvaal
Neochrysops ortygia ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 297, pl. 17, f. 15, pl. 27, f. 15
Lepidochrysops ortygia ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 16]; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops oreas Tite, 1964
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops oreas Tite, 1964; Entomologist 97: 4
Lepidochrysops oreas ; [EBW]; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago spp., Selago serrata [PBSA]

Lepidochrysops oreas oreas ; [AfrL]
L. o. junae Dickson, 1974
Cape Lepidochrysops oreas junae Dickson, 1974; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 86 (13) : 65
Lepidochrysops oreas junae ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops wykehami Tite, 1964
Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops wykehami Tite, 1964; Entomologist 97: 5
Lepidochrysops wykehami ; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops australis Tite, 1964
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops australis Tite, 1964; Entomologist 97: 6
Lepicochrysops australis ; [BAFR, 565]
Lepidochrysops australis ; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops methymna (Trimen, 1862)
Cape. See [About maps] Lycaena methymna Trimen, 1862; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 (3) : 280
Neochrysops methymna ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 287, pl. 12, f. 3, pl. 16, f. 8, pl. 26, f. 8, pl. 32, f. 64
Lepidochrysops methymna ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 13-14]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago spp., Selago serrata [PBSA]

Claassens, 1974. J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 37: 387-392.

Claassens, 1976. J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 39: 279-289.

... about association with ant Camponotus maculatus.

Cape Peninsula Lepidochrysops methymna methymna ; [BAFR, 565 (text)]; [AfrL]
L. m. dicksoni Tite, 1964
Tygeberg Hills (N of Cape Town) Lepidochrysops methymna dicksoni ; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops lerothodi (Trimen, 1904)
Lesotho. See [About maps] Lycaena lerothodi Trimen, 1904; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904 (2) : 242, TL: Lesotho
Neochrysops lerothodi ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 298, pl. 17, f. 16, 16a
Lepidochrysops lerothodi ; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops badhami van Son, 1956
NW.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops badhami van Son, 1956; Ann. Transv. Mus. 22 (4) : 508
Lepidochrysops badhami ; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Larva on Pelargonium dasyphyllum? [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops dukei Cottrell, 1965
Cape (Karroo). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops dukei Cottrell, 1965; Mem. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 9 : 65-72
Lepidochrysops dukei ; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago fruticulosa [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops loewensteini (Swanepoel, 1951)
Lesotho (mountains). See [About maps] Cupido loewensteini Swanepoel, 1951; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 14 (1) : 57
Lepidochrysops lowensteini Swanepoel, 1951; [BAFR, 565 (text)]
Lepidochrysops loewensteini ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops puncticilia (Trimen, 1883)
SW.Cape (not Peninsula). See [About maps] Lycaena puncticilia Trimen, 1883; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 350, TL: Cape Colony
Neochrysops puncticilia ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 288, pl. 16, f. 9
Lepidochrysops puncticilia ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 13 (text only)]; [BAFR, 565]; [AfrL]

Larva on Dischisma sp., Selago spp., Selago fruticulosa [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops bacchus Riley, 1938
Cape, Namaqualand. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops bacchus Riley, 1938; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 243
Lepidochrysops bacchus ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago fruticulosa, Walafrida geniculata [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops variabilis Cottrell, 1965
Cape, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Lesotho, E.Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops variabilis Cottrell, 1965; Mem. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 9 : 26-50
Lepidochrysops variabilis ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Host ant Camponotus niveosetosus. [PBSA]

Larva on Selago spp., S. corymbosa, Becium spp., Salvia spp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops robertsoni Cottrell, 1965
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops robertsoni Cottrell, 1965; Mem. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 9 : 58-65
Lepidochrysops robertsoni ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Ant association with Camponotus niveosetosus. [PBSA]

Larva on Selago serrata, Selago spp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops ketsi Cottrell, 1965
Cape, Orange Free State, S.Transvaal. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops ketsi Cottrell, 1965; Mem. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 9 : 50-58
Lepidochrysops ketsi ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago spp., S. corymbosa, Salvia spp. [PBSA]

Lepidochrysops ketsi ketsi ; [AfrL]
L. k. leucomacula Henning & Henning, 1994
Lepidochrysops ketsi leucomacula ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops pephredo (Trimen, 1889)
Natal. See [About maps] Lycaena pephredo Trimen, 1889; South-African Butts 3 : 389, TL: Natal
Neochrysops pephredo ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 286, pl. 16, f. 7, pl. 26, f. 7
Lepidochrysops pephredo ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 10 (text only)]; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium obovatum [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops irvingi (Swanepoel, 1948)
Transvaal (Wolkberg Mts). See [About maps] Cupido irvingi Swanepoel, 1948; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 10 (2) : 193
Lepidochrysops irvingi ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium spp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops ignota (Trimen, 1887)
Transvaal, Natal. See [About maps] Lycaena ignota Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 39, TL: Natal; Transvaal
Neochrysops ignota ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 285, pl. 16, f. 6, pl. 26, f. 6
Lepidochrysops ignota ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 10]; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium spp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops trimeni (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Cape. See [About maps] Neochrysops trimeni Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 295, pl. 12, f. 7, pl. 16, f. 13, pl. 27, f. 13, TL: Cape Colony
Lepidochrysops trimeni ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Aspalathus sarcantha?, Selago spp., Selago serrata [PBSA]

Ant association Camponotus maculatus. [PBSA] See, Claassens articles given with Lepdidochrysops methymna.


Lepidochrysops grahami (Trimen, 1893)
NE.Cape. See [About maps] Lycaena grahami Trimen, 1893; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2) : 123, TL: Cape Colony; Natal
Neochrysops grahami ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 296, pl. 16, f. 14, pl. 27, f. 14
Lepidochrysops grahami ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 9]; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops lotana Swanepoel, 1962
Transvaal. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops lotana Swanepoel, 1962; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 292, TL: Farm Rietvlei, Pietersburg region, N Transvaal
Lepidochrysops lotana ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops swanepoeli Pennington, 1948
Transvaal (Barberton), Natal (Mt Nquevibi). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops swanepoeli Pennington, 1948; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 10 (2): 164
Lepidochrysops swanepoeli Pennington, 1951; J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 14 (2) : 148
Lepidochrysops swanepoeli ; [BAFR, 566]; [AfrL]

Larva on Becium sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops asteris (Godart, [1824])
Cape, Transkei, Natal. See [About maps] Polyommatus asteris Godart, [1824]; Encyclopédie Méthodique. 9 (2): 657
Lycaena caffrariae Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 23
Neochrysops asteris ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 292, pl. 12, f. 6, pl. 16, f. 12, pl. 27, f. 12
Lepidochrysops caffrariae ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 3-4]
Lepidochrysops asteris ; [BAFR, 567]; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago spp., Plectranthus grandidentatus, Becium burchellianum [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops caerulea Tite, 1961
Madagascar. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops caerulea ; [BAFR, 567]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops southeyae Pennington, 1967
Cape (Eastern Karroo). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops southeyae Pennington, 1967; Novos Taxa ent. 51: 3
Lepidochrysops southeyae ; [BAFR, 567 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops penningtoni Dickson, 1969
NW.Cape (Namaqualand). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops penningtoni Dickson, 1969; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 81 : 97, TL: Cape, Little Namaqualand, Steinkopf
Lepidochrysops penningtoni ; [BAFR, 567 (text)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops leucon (Mabille, 1879)
Madagascar (Tamatave). See [About maps] Lycaena leucon Mabille, 1879; Petites Nouvelles ent. 2 (211): 289, TL: Madagascar
Neochrysops leucon ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 289, pl. 15, f. 1, 1a, pl. 26, f. 1
Lepidochrysops leucon ; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops chala Kielland, 1980
Tanzania (Chala Mt). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops chala Kielland, 1980; in D'Abrera, Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 567, fig., TL: Tanzania, Ufipa, Chala Mt, 2000m
Lepidochrysops chala ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops azureus (Butler, 1879)
Madagascar (Tamatave, Tananarive, Fianarantsoa). See [About maps] Castalius azureus Butler, 1879; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 4 (21) : 230, TL: Madagascar
= Neochrysops leucon ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 289
Lepidochrysops azureus ; [BAFR, 568]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops grandis Talbot, 1937
Madagascar (Tananarive, Fianarantsoa). See [About maps] Lepidochrysops grandis ; [BAFR, 568]; [MadL]; [AfrL]

?Lepidochrysops gigantea (Trimen, 1898)
Rhodesia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi. See [About maps] Lycaena gigantea Trimen, 1898; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 4, pl. 1, f. 2-3
?Catochrysops hypoleucus Butler, [1899]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 (4) : 907
= ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 299
Neochrysops gigantea ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 299, pl. 13, f. 1, pl. 17, f. 17, pl. 27, f. 17
Lepidochrysops gigantea ; [EBW]; [BAFR, 568]
Lepidochrysops giganta[sic] ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 8]

Lepidochrysops stormsi (Robbe, 1892)
S.Zaire (Shaba), Zambia. See [About maps] Lycaena stormsi Robbe, 1892; Ann. Soc. ent. Belg. 36 : 132
Neochrysops stormsi ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 300, pl. 13, f. 2, pl. 17, f. 18, pl. 27, f. 18
Lepidochrysops stormsi ; [BAFR, 568]; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 8 (text only)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops mashuna (Trimen, 1894)
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Lycaena mashuna Trimen, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1894 : 48, TL: Mashonaland
Neochrysops mashuna ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 301, pl. 13, f. 3-4, pl. 18, f. 19, pl. 27, f. 19
Lepidochrysops mashuna ; [BAFR, 568]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops rhodesensae (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
E.Zambia. See [About maps] Neochrysops rhodesensae Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 302, pl. 13, f. 5, pl. 18, f. 20, pl. 27, f. 20, TL: Fort Jamieson, NE.Rhodesia
Lepidochrysops rhodesensae ; [BAFR, 568]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops delicata (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
Malawi, Mozambique. See [About maps] Neochrysops delicata Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 303, pl. 13, f. 6-7, pl. 18, f. 21, pl. 27, f. 21, TL: Nyasaland, Mlanje; Portuguese East Africa, Ruo and Kola Valleys, 1700-2000ft
Lepidochrysops delicata ; [BAFR, 568]; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 6]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops peculiaris (Rogenhofer, 1891)
-. See [About maps] Peculiar Giant Cupid
Chrysophanus peculiaris Rogenhofer, 1891; in Baumann, Usambara un seine Nachbargebiete, App. 3: 331
Lycaena perpulchra Holland, 1892; Entomologist 25 (Suppl.) : 90
= ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 305
Lycaena perpulchra Holland, 1896; Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 18 (1062) : 239, pl. 7, f. 7, TL: Kilimanjaro
Neochrysops peculiaris ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 305, pl. 13, f. 9, pl. 18, f. 22, pl. 28, f. 22
Lepidochrysops peculiaris ; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 19-20]; [BK: 250, pl. 26, f. 378]; [AfrL]

Larva on Lantana camara [BK]

E.Kenya, E.Tanzania Lepidochrysops peculiaris peculiaris ; [BAFR, 568]; [BK, 250 (note)]; [AfrL]
L. p. hypoleucus (Butler, 1894)
W.Kenya, W.Tanzania, Malawi, Rhodesia Castalius hypoleucus Butler, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 660
= Neochrysops peculiaris ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 305
Lycaena exclusa Trimen, 1894; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1894 : 47, pl. 6, f. 11
= Neochrysops peculiaris ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 305
= ; [NHM]
Lepidochrysops peculiaris hypoleucus ; [BAFR, 568 (text)]; [BK, 250 (note)]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops cupreus (Neave, 1910)
N.Malawi, Zambia, SW.Tanzania. See [About maps] Catochrysops cupreus Neave, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 58, pl. 2, f. 9-10
Neochrysops cupreus ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 306, pl. 13, f. 11, pl. 18, f. 23, pl. 28, f. 23
Lepidochrysops cupreus ; [BAFR, 568]; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops neavei (Bethune-Baker, [1923])
S.Malawi - Mozambique (adjoining areas). See [About maps] Neochrysops neavei Bethune-Baker, [1923]; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 307, pl. 13, f. 8, 10, pl. 18, f. 24, pl. 28, f. 24, TL: Portuguese East Africa, Foothills N of Mt Chiperone, 2500ft
Lepidochrysops neavei ; [BAFR, 568]; [BOW: pl. 124, f. 19 (text only)]; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops neavei neavei ; [AfrL]
L. n. nolani Williams, 2002
Lepidochrysops neavei nolani ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops reichenowi (Dewitz, 1879)
Angola. See [About maps] Plebeius reichenowi Dewitz, 1879; Nova Acta Leop. Carol. (2) 41 (2) : 203, pl. 26, f. 14
Neochrysops reichenowii ; Bethune-Baker, [1923], Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 291
Lepidochrysops reichenowi ; [BAFR, 569]; [AfrL]

 

Lepidochrysops abri Libert & Collins, 2001
Lepidochrysops abri ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops auratus Quickelberge, 1979
Lepidochrysops auratus ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops balli Dickson, 1985
Lepidochrysops balli ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops chalceus Quickelberge, 1979
Lepidochrysops chalceus ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops chittyi Henning & Henning, 1994
Lepidochrysops chittyi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops dunni Larsen & Collins, 2003
Lepidochrysops dunni ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops erici Gardiner, 2003
Lepidochrysops erici Gardiner, 2003; Metamorphosis 14 (1): (15-32)
Lepidochrysops erici ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops evae Gardiner, 2003
Lepidochrysops evae Gardiner, 2003; Metamorphosis 14 (1): (15-32)
Lepidochrysops evae ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops forsskali Larsen, 1982
Lepidochrysops forsskali ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops gydoae Dickson & Wykeham, 1994
Lepidochrysops gydoae ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops handmani Quickelberge, 1980
Lepidochrysops handmani ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops haveni Larsen, 1983
Lepidochrysops haveni ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops heathi Gardiner, 1998
Lepidochrysops heathi Gardiner, 1998; Metamorphosis 9 (1): (33-39)
Lepidochrysops heathi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops jamesi Swanepoel, 1971
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops jamesi Swanepoel, 1971; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 97
Lepidochrysops jamesi ; [AfrL]
Lepidochrysops jamesi jamesi ; [AfrL]
L. j. claassensi Dickson, 1982
Lepidochrysops jamesi claassensi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops kennethi Kielland, 1986
Lepidochrysops kennethi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops kocak Seven, 1997
Lepidochrysops kocak Seven, 1997; Centre Ent. Stud. Misc. Pap. 48: (1-2) (repl. name)
Lepidochrysops kocak ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops labeensis Larsen & Warren-Gash, 2000
Lepidochrysops labeensis ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops littoralis Swanepoel & Vári, 1983
Lepidochrysops littoralis Swanepoel & Vári, 1983; Ann. Transv. Mus. 33 (21): (323-336)
Lepidochrysops littoralis ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops mcgregori Pennington, 1970
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops mcgregori Pennington, 1970; Ann. Natal Mus. 20 (2): 377
Lepidochrysops mcgregori ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops michaeli Gardiner, 2003
Lepidochrysops michaeli Gardiner, 2003; Metamorphosis 14 (1): (15-32)
Lepidochrysops michaeli ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops michellae Henning & Henning, 1983
Lepidochrysops michellae ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops miniata Gardiner, 2004
Lepidochrysops miniata ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops oosthuizeni Swanepoel & Vári, 1983
Lepidochrysops oosthuizeni Swanepoel & Vári, 1983; Ann. Transv. Mus. 33 (21): (323-336)
Lepidochrysops oosthuizeni ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops outeniqua Swanepoel & Vári, 1983
Lepidochrysops outeniqua Swanepoel & Vári, 1983; Ann. Transv. Mus. 33 (21): (323-336)
Lepidochrysops outeniqua ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops phoebe Libert, 2001
Lepidochrysops phoebe ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops pittawayi Larsen, 1983
Lepidochrysops pittawayi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops poseidon Pringle, 1987
Lepidochrysops poseidon ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops pringlei Dickson, 1982
Lepidochrysops pringlei ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops rossouwi Henning & Henning, 1994
Lepidochrysops rossouwi ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops titei Dickson, 1976
Cape. See [About maps] Lepidochrysops titei Dickson, 1976; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (11): 273
Lepidochrysops titei ; [AfrL]

Larva on Selago sp. [PBSA]


Lepidochrysops victori Pringle, 1984
Lepidochrysops victori ; [AfrL]

Lepidochrysops yvonnae Gardiner, 2004
Lepidochrysops yvonnae ; [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
[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.
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[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
[²]
This may require parentheses or not. I don't have the necessary information for this taxon.


Some related literature:
Bethune-Baker, 1906
Descriptions of some new African Butterflies Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 17 (97) : 104-110
Bethune-Baker, [1923]
Monograph of the genus Catochrysops Boisd. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1922 (3-4) : 275-366, pl. 12-32
Butler, 1879
Descriptions of new Species of Lepidoptera from Madagascar, with Notes on some of the Forms already described Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 4 (21) : 227-246
Butler, [1886]
An account of two collections of Lepidoptera recently received from Somali-land Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1885 (4) : 756-776, pl. 47
Butler, 1894
On two collection of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., from British Central Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 643-684, pl. 60 (1894)
Butler, 1898
On the Lepidopterous insects collected by G.A.K. Marshall in Natal and Mashonaland in 1895 and 1897 Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 : 186-201, pl. 20
Butler, [1899]
On a collection of Butterflies almost entirely made at Salisbury, Mashonaland, by Mr. Guy A. K. Marshall, in 1898 Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1898 (4) : 902-912
Butler, 1901
Descriptions of new Species of Lycaenidae in the Collection of the British Museum Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 7 (39) : 288-291
Cottrell, 1965
A study of the methymna-group of the genus Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Mem. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 9 : 1-110, 3pls
Dewitz, 1879
Afrikanische Tagschmetterlinge Nova Acta Leop. Carol. (2) 41 (2) : 173-210, [1-38], pl. 25-26, [1-2]
Dickson, 1966
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Western Cape Province Ent. Rec. J. Var. 78: 189-192
Dickson, 1969
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the North Western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 81 : 97-101
Dickson, 1974
A new taxon of the Lepidochrysops ortygia (Trimen) group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from south western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 86 (13) : 65-68
Dickson, 1976
Six new Southern African Butterflies Ent. Rec. J. Var. 88 (11): 273-280, (12): 307-314, 2pls
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
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
Fabricius, 1775
Systema Entomologiae, sistens Insectorum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, Adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Descriptionibus, Observationibus. Syst. Ent.: 832pp
C. & R. Felder, [1865]
Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Behilfen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Band 2. Abtheilung 2. Lepidoptera. Rhopalocera Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (1): 1-136, pl. 1-21 (Rhop.) (C. & R. Felder, [1865]), (2): 137-378, pl. 22-47 (Rhop.) (C. & R. Felder, 1865), (3): 379-536, pl. 48-74 (Rhop.) (C. & R. Felder, 1867), (4): 537-548, pl. 75-120, (Inhalts-Verz.) 1-9 (pl. 1-74), (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874) , (5): pl. 121-140, (erklärung) 1-10 (pl. 75-107), (Inhalts-Verz.) 1-20 (pl. 108-140), (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Gardiner, 1998
Description of a new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from north western Zambia Metamorphosis 9 (1) : 33-39
Gardiner, 2003
New species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from north-western Zambia Metamorphosis 14 (1) : 15-32
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])
Hedicke, 1923
Nomina nova. III Dt. ent. Z. 1923 (2) : 226
Holland, 1892
Descriptions of some new species of African Lepidoptera Entomologist 25 (Suppl.) : 89-95
Holland, 1896
List of the Lepidoptera Collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbot, with descriptions of some apparently new Species Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 18 (1062) : 229-258, pl. 7-8
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, 1895
Aethiopische Rhopaloceren. I & II Ent. Nachr. 21 (18): 275-286, (19/20): 289-322
Mabille, 1879
Diagnoses de Lépidoptères de Madagascar Petites Nouvelles ent. 2 (178): 157-158, (210): 285 (1878), (211): 289-290 (1879)
Neave, 1910
Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 2-86, pl. 1-3
Pennington, 1948
Two new species of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) from South Africa J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 10 (2): 164-169, 1pl.
Pennington, 1951
Description of Female of Lepidochrysops swanepoeli Penn. (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) and Variation in Male J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 14 (2) : 148-149
Pennington, 1953
New Species and Subspecies and Other Addtions to the Butterflies of Southern Africa, together with New Records of Little Known Species J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 16 (2) : 94-111, pl. 1-2
Pennington, 1967
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke from the North Eastern Cape and a new Species of Poecilmitis Butler from the South Western Cape (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Lycaenidae) Novos Taxa ent. 51: 1-9, 1pl
Pennington, 1970
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke from the South Western Cape (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Lycaenidae) Ann. Natal Mus. 20 (2): 377-379, 1pl
Pinhey, 1945
Three new species of Cupido from Inyanga, Southern Rhodesia Proc. Trans. Rhod. scient. Ass. 40: 61-70, 2pls
Riley, 1938
Description of new or little known South Arican Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera) Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 87: 233-245, 2pls
Robbe, 1892
Lépidoptères du Congo. Description de deux nouvelles espèces et de deux nouvelles varietes Ann. Soc. ent. Belg. 36 : 132-134
van Someren, 1957
Revisional notes on Lepidochrysops (Lycaenidae: Lampidinae) of Kenya and Uganda, with description of new species and subspecies J. ent. Soc. S. Afr. 20 (1) : 58-78
van Son, 1956
New South African butterflies Ann. Transv. Mus. 22 (4) : 503-509, pl. 28-29
Stempffer, 1954
Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. 59 : 88-93, : 104-112
Stevenson, 1939
On a variety of Lepidochrysops glauca Trimen, together with notes on the genus Lepidochrysops (Lepid., Lycaenidae) Proc. Trans. Rhodesia Sci. Assoc. 37 : 41-42
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)
Strand, 1911
Beschreibungen afrikanischer Lepidoptera aus der Sammlung des Stettiner Museums Stettin Ent. Ztg 72 (2) : 369-377
Swanepoel, 1948
A new species of Cupido (Lycaenidae) from the Eastern Transvaal J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 10 (2) : 193-195
Swanepoel, 1949
A new species of Cupido (Lycaenidae) from the Zoutspansberg J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 12 : 123-125
Swanepoel, 1951
A new species of Cupido (Lycaenidae) from Basutoland J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 14 (1) : 57-59
Swanepoel, 1962
Two new species of Lepidochrysops from the Transvaal (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) J. ent. Soc. sth. Afr. 25 (2) : 291-294
Swanepoel, 1969
Two new species of Lepidochrysops from the western Cape Province Novos Taxa ent. 64 : 1-10
Swanepoel, 1971
A new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Roggeveld Mountains of the Cape Province Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 97-99
Swanepoel & Vári, 1983
Three new species of Lepidochrysops Hedicke from the cape province (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) Ann. Transv. Mus. 33 (21) : 323-336
Swierstra, 1909
Descriptions of three new species of Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in the Transvaal Museum Ann. Transv. Mus. 1 (3) : 175-176
Swierstra, 1909
Check list of the Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera of the Transvaal, with notes on some of the species Ann. Transv. Mus. 1 (4) : 235-299
Talbot, 1929
Four new butterflies from Africa Bull. Hill. Mus. 3 : 139-142
Tite, 1961
New species of the genus Lepidopchrysops Entomologist 94 : 21-48
Tite, 1964
The Lepidochrysops ortygia Complex Entomologist 97: 1-7, 1pl
Trimen, 1862
On some New Species of South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1 (3) : 279-291
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
Trimen, 1883
Descriptions of twelve new species of South African Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 (4) : 347-363
Trimen, 1887
South-African Butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2 South-African Butts 2 : 1-242, pl. 7-9
Trimen, 1889
South-African Butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 3 South-African Butts 3 : 1-438, pl. 10-12
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
Trimen, 1898
On some new or little-known Species of African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 1-16, pl. 1
Trimen, 1904
On some new or imperfectly known forms of some South African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904 (2) : 231-246, pl. 19-20
Ungemach, 1932
Contribution à l'étude des Lépidoptères d'Abyssinie (Pt. 1, Rhopalocères) Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phys. Maroc 32 : 1-122, 2pls


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