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Aphnaeus Hübner, [1819]
Silver Spots
Aphnaeus Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (6): 81, TS: Papilio orcas Drury
Aphnaemorpha de Nicéville, 1890; in Marshall & de Nicéville, Butts India Burmah Ceylon 3 : 347, TS: Papilio orcas Drury
Paraphnaeus Thierry-Mieg, 1904; Le Naturaliste 26 (415): 140, TS: Aphnaeus hutchinsonii Trimen
Paraphnaeus (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436; [BK, 181]
Aphnaeus (Lycaenidae) ; Moore, [1881], Lepid. Ceylon 1 (3): 105
Aphnaeus (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436; [BK, 179]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus orcas (Drury, 1782)
Sierra Leone - Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola. See [About maps] Common Silver Spot
Papilio orcas Drury, 1782; Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 3:index, : 46, pl. 34, f. 2-3
Aphnaeus orgas[sic] ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 24-25 (missp.)]
Aphnaeus orcas ; Hewitson, 1865, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (2): 60; [EBW]; [BAFR, 476]; [BK: 180, pl. 15, f. 176]; [AfrL]

Larva on Alchornea, Albizia [BK]


Aphnaeus argyrocyclus Holland, 1890
Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Gabon, Congo Republic, Zaire, Uganda. See [About maps] Aphnaeus argyrocyclus ; [BAFR, 476]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus nyanzae Stempffer, 1954
Uganda (Katera). See [About maps] Aphnaeus nyanzae Stempffer, 1954; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 105 : 499, TL: Katera, Sango Bay, Uganda
Aphnaeus nyanzae ; [BAFR, 476]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus asterius Plötz, 1880
Sierra Leone, Gabon, Congo Republic. See [About maps] Aphnaeus asterius Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 201, TL: Aburi
Aphnaeus asterius ; [BAFR, 476]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 19-20]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus chapini (Holland, 1920)
-. See [About maps] Spindasis chapini Holland, 1920; Bull. Am. Mus. nat. Hist. 43 (6) : 225, pl. 12, f. 6, TL: Niangara, Congo
Aphnaeus chapini ; [AfrL]
E.Zaire Aphnaeus chapini chapini ; [BAFR, 476 (text)]; [AfrL]
A. c. ugandae Stempffer, 1961
Uganda Aphnaeus chapini ugandae ; [BAFR, 476]; [AfrL]
A. c. occidentalis Clench, 1963
Cameroun, Congo Republic Aphnaeus chapini occidentalis Clench, 1963; Entomol. News 74: (43-49), TL: Efulen, Cameroun
Aphnaeus chapini occidentalis ; [BAFR, 476 (text)]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus questiauxi Aurivillius, 1903
SE.Zaire, Zambia. See [About maps] Aphnaeus questiauxi ; [BAFR, 476]; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 26]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus brahami Lathy, 1903
Tanganyika?, Zambia? Aphnaeus brahami ; [BAFR, 476]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus herbuloti Stempffer, 1971
E.Cameroun. See [About maps] Aphnaeus herbuloti Stempffer, 1971; , TL: E. Cameroun, 8km N of Edéa
Aphnaeus herbuloti ; [BAFR, 476 (text)]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus jefferyi Hawker-Smith, 1928
W.Kenya, E.Uganda. See [About maps] Jeffery's Silver Spot
Aphnaeus jefferyi ; [BK: 180, pl. 15, f. 177]; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus erikssoni Trimen, 1891
Angola, Rhodesia. See [About maps] Aphnaeus erikssoni Trimen, 1891; Proc. zool. soc. Lond. 1891 : 86
Aphnaeus erikssoni ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 21]; [AfrL]
S.Angola, NW.Zambia, SE.Zaire Aphnaeus erikssoni erikssoni ; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]
A. e. mashunae Stempffer, 1954
Rhodesia Aphnaeus erikssoni mashunae Stempffer, 1954; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 105 : 507
Aphnaeus erikssoni mashunae ; [BAFR, 477 (text)]; [AfrL]
A. e. barnesi Stempffer, 1954
Rhodesia Aphnaeus erikssoni barnesi Stempffer, 1954; Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 105 : 507
Aphnaeus erikssoni barnesi ; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]
A. e. rex Aurivillius, 1909
Malawi, Rhodesia, SE.Tanzania, NE.Zambia, Mozambique Aphnaeus erikssoni rex Aurivillius, 1909; Ark. Zool. 5 (5) : 5-6
Aphnaeus erikssoni rex ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 27]; [BAFR, 477 (text)]; [AfrL]
A. e. ssp. [Cotterell?]
SW.Rhodesia (Bulawayo) Aphnaeus erikssoni ssp. ; [BAFR, 477]
A. e. kiellandi Stempffer, 1972
SW.Tanzania (Mpanda, Kigoma) Aphnaeus erikssoni kiellandi ; [BAFR, 477 (text)]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus gilloni Stempffer, 1966
Ivory Coast (Lampto). See [About maps] Aphnaeus gilloni ; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus affinis Riley, 1921
SE.Zaire, N.Zambia. See [About maps] seydeli Berger, 1952²
Aphnaeus affinis ; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus marshalli Neave, 1910
Rhodesia, Tanzania. See [About maps] Aphnaeus marshalli Neave, 1910; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 48
Aphnaeus marshalli ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 23]; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus neavei Bethune-Baker, 1926
NE.Kenya. See [About maps] Neave's Silver Spot
Aphnaeus neavei ; [BK: 180, pl. 15, f. 178]; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus coronae Talbot, 1935
-. See [About maps] Crown Silver Spot
Aphnaeus coronae ; [AfrL]
Uganda, S.Sudan Aphnaeus coronae coronae ; [BAFR, 477]; [AfrL]
A. c. littoralis Carcasson, 1964
E.Kenya (N of Mombasa) Aphnaeus coronae littoralis ; [BAFR, 477 (text)]; [BK: 180, pl. 15, f. 179]; [AfrL]

Larva on Brachystegia? [BK]


Aphnaeus jacksoni Stempffer, 1954
N.Kenya - N.Uganda (Karamoja). See [About maps] Jackson's Silver Spot
Aphnaeus jacksoni ; [BK: 180, pl. 15, f. 180]; [BAFR, 478]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus adamsi Stempffer, 1954
Cameroun, SC.Zaire. See [About maps] Aphnaeus adamsi ; [BAFR, 478]; [BK, 181 (note)]; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus flavescens Stempffer, 1954
-. See [About maps] Creamy Silver Spot
Aphnaeus flavescens ; [AfrL]
Malawi Aphnaeus flavescens flavescens ; [BAFR, 478 (text)]; [BK, 181 (note)]

Aphnaeus williamsi Carcasson, 1964
E.Kenya (coast). See [About maps] Aphnaeus flavescens williamsi ; [BK: 181, pl. 15, f. 181]; [BAFR, 478]
Aphnaeus williamsi ; [AfrL]

 

Aphnaeus charboneli Bouyer & Libert, 1996
Aphnaeus charboneli ; [AfrL]

Aphnaeus liberti Bouyer, 1996
Aphnaeus liberti ; [AfrL]

Subgenus Paraphnaeus Thierry-Mieg, 1904
Silver SPots
Paraphnaeus Thierry-Mieg, 1904; Le Naturaliste 26 (415): 140, TS: Aphnaeus hutchinsonii Trimen

Aphnaeus hutchinsonii Trimen, 1887
Botswana, Transvaal, Pretoria, Moçambique, Rhodesia - E.Africa - Somalia. See [About maps] Hutchinson's Silver Spot
Aphnaeus hutchinsonii Trimen, 1887; South-African Butts 2 : 146-150
Aphnaeus zanzibarensis Grose-Smith, 1889; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3 (14) : 136
= ; [NHM]
hutchinsoni drucei Neave, 1904²; , TL: Kisumu
Aphnaeus hutchinsonii ; [EBW, (text)]
Aphnaeus hutchinsoni ; [BOW: pl. 120, f. 22]
Aphnaeus hutchinsonii ; [AfrL]
Paraphnaeus hutchinsoni ; [BAFR, 478]; [BK: 181, pl. 15, f. 182]
Paraphnaeus hutchinsoni drucei ; [BK, 181 (note)]

Larva on Acacia, Entada, (attended by ants) [BK]



Unknown or unplaced taxa

Aphnaeus chalybeatus Sharpe, 1890; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 6 (31) : 105, TL: Sierra Leone
Aphnaeus chalybeatus ; Crowley, 1890, Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1890 : 555, pl. 18, f. 7

Aphnaeus lutosus Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 200, TL: Aburi

Aphnaeus guttatus Plötz, 1880; Stettin ent. Ztg 41 (4-6): 201, TL: Abo

Aphnaeus hollandi Butler, 1902; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1902 : 49, pl. 1, f. 7, TL: Congo Forest

Aphnaeus tigrinus Moore, 1884; J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 53 Pt.II (1) : 25, TL: Lower Bengal; Calcutta; Maunbhoon; Orissa

Aphnaeus khurdanus Moore, 1884; J. asiat. Soc. Bengal 53 Pt.II (1) : 26, TL: Khurda, Orissa; Calcutta


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


Some related literature:
Aurivillius, 1909
Diagnosen neuer Lepidopteren aus Afrika. 9 Ark. Zool. 5 (5) : 1-29
Butler, 1902
On two Collection of Lepidotera made by Sir Harry Johnston, K.C.B., in the Uganda Protectorate during the year 1900 Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1902 : 44-51, pl. 1
Clench, 1963
Further notes on west African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) Entomol. News 74: 43-49
Crowley, 1890
On some new species of African diurnal Lepidoptera Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1890 : 551-556, pl. 17-18
Drury, 1782
Illustrations of natural history; wherein are exhibited ... Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 3 : 1-76, pl. 1-50
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
Grose-Smith, 1889
Descriptions of twenty-four new Species of Butterflies captured by Mr. Last in the neighbourhood of Mombasa, East Coast of Africa, in the Collection of Mr. H. Grose Smith Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3 (14) : 121-137
Hewitson, 1865
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)
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
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])
de Nicéville in Marshall & de Nicéville, 1890
The Butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon, a descriptive Handbook of all the known Species of rhopalocerous Lepidoptera inhabiting that Region, with Notices of allied Species occurring in the neighbouring Countries along the Border, with numerous Illustrations. Vol. 3 Butts India Burmah Ceylon 3 : 1-503, pl. 25-29
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, 1910
Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 2-86, pl. 1-3
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
Sharpe, 1890
On some new Species of African Lycaenidae in the Collection of Philip Crowley, Esq Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 6 (31) : 103-106
Stempffer, 1954
A revision of the gens Aphnaeus Hbn. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 105 : 493-527
Trimen, 1887
South-African Butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2 South-African Butts 2 : 1-242, pl. 7-9
Trimen, 1891
On Butterflies collected in tropical South-Western Africa, by Mr. A. W. Eriksson Proc. zool. soc. Lond. 1891 : 59-107, pl. 8-9


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