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Chloroselas Butler, [1886]
Gems
Chloroselas Butler, [1886]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1885 (4) : 765, TS: Chloroselas esmeralda Butler
Desmolycaena Trimen, 1898; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 7, TS: Desmolycaena mazoensis Trimen
= ; [AfrL]
Desmolycaena (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436; [BK, 188]
Chloroselas (Aphnaeini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 436; [BK, 186]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas arabica (Riley, 1932)
S.Arabia (Wadi Hadhramaut). See [About maps] Desmolycaena arabica ; [BK, 188 (note)]; [BAFR, 484]
Chloroselas arabica ; [AfrL]

Chloroselas argentea Riley, 1932
NE.Rhodesia (Umtali, Salisbury). See [About maps] Chloroselas argentea Riley, 1932; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 145
Chloroselas argentea ; [BAFR, 483]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas azurea Butler, 1900
E.Kenya, N.Tanzania. See [About maps] Azure Gem
Chloroselas azurea ; [BAFR, 483]; [BK: 187, pl. 16, f. 197]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas esmeralda Butler, [1886]
Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, N.Tanzania, Yemen. See [About maps] Somali Gem
Chloroselas esmeralda Butler, [1886]; Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1885 (4) : 765, pl. 47, f. 4, TL: Somalia
Chloroselas esmeralda ; [BAFR, 483]; [AfrL]
Chloroselas esmeralda esmeralda ; [BK: 187, pl. 16, f. 198]; [AfrL]
C. e. bilqis Larsen, 1983
Yemen Chloroselas esmeralda bilqis ; [BK, 187 (note)]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas mazoensis (Trimen, 1898)
Rhodesia. See [About maps] Desmolycaena mazoensis Trimen, 1898; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 7-8, pl. 1, f. 4
Desmolycaena mazoensis ; [BAFR, 484]
Chloroselas mazoensis ; [AfrL]

Larva on (young shoots) Acacia? [PBSA]


Chloroselas minima Jackson, 1966
coast (E.Kenya, E.Tanzania). See [About maps] Tiny Gem
Chloroselas minima ; [BK: 187, pl. 17, f. 199]; [BAFR, 483]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas ogadenensis Jackson, 1966
Somalia. See [About maps] Chloroselas ogadenensis Jackson, 1966; , TL: Dagah Bur, Ogaden
Chloroselis ogadenensis ; [BAFR, 483]
Chloroselas ogadenensis ; [AfrL]

Chloroselas overlaeti Stempffer, 1956
SE.Zaire, Zambia, W.Tanzania (Mpanda, Kigoma). See [About maps] Chloroselas overlaeti ; [BAFR, 483 (text)]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas pseudozeritis (Trimen, 1873)
S.Africa - Kenya, Uganda. See [About maps] Brilliant Gem
Aphnaeus pseudo-zeritis Trimen, 1873; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 113, pl. 1, f. 6, TL: Bathurst, Cape Colony
Chloroselas pseudozeritis ; [AfrL]

Larva on Acacia stenocarpa? [PBSA]

Associated with Crematogaster (ants) [PBSA]

E.Cape, Natal, Transvaal, Botswana, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi Chloroselas pseudozeritis pseudezeritis ; [BAFR, 482]
Chloroselas pseudozeritis pseudozeritis ; [AfrL]
C. p. tytleri Riley, 1932
Tanzania, E.Kenya, Ethiopia Chloroselas pseudozeritis tytleri ; [BAFR, 482 (text)]; [BK: 186, pl. 16, f. 195]; [AfrL]
C. p. umbrosa Jackson, 1966
W.Kenya, Uganda? [?]f. umbrosa Talbot, 1935; Ent. mon. Mag. 71 : 207
Chloroselas umbrosa ; [BK: 187, pl. 16, f. 196]
Chloroselas pseudozeritis umbrosa ; [BAFR, 482 (text)]; [AfrL]

Larva on (on Acacia stenocarpa with Crematogastes ants) [BK]


Chloroselas tamaniba (Walker, 1870)
Chloroselas tamaniba ; [AfrL]

Chloroselas taposana Riley, 1932
S.Sudan (Upper Nile). See [About maps] Chloroselas taposana Riley, 1932; , TL: Taposa, Akobo R.
Chloroselas taposana ; [BAFR, 483]; [BK, 188 (note)]; [AfrL]

Chloroselas trembathi Collins & Larsen, 1991
Kenya (Meru National Park). See [About maps] Trembath's Gem
Chloroselas trembathi Collins & Larsen, 1991; in Larsen, The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history: 188, 439, pl. 17, f. 200a, TL: Meru Nat. Park, Kenya
Chloroselas trembathi ; [AfrL]

Chloroselas vansomereni Jackson, 1966
Kenya (Tana R.). See [About maps] Van Someren's Gem
Chloroselas vansomereni ; [BK: 188, pl. 17, f. 200]; [BAFR, 483]; [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
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Butler, [1886]
An account of two collections of Lepidoptera recently received from Somali-land Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1885 (4) : 756-776, pl. 47
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
Riley, 1932
New African and Arabian butterflies Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 10 : 137-152
Talbot, 1935
New African Lycaenidae (Lep. Rhop.) Ent. mon. Mag. 71 : 202-209
Trimen, 1873
On some new species of Butterflies discovered in Extra-Tropical Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1873 (2) : 101-124, pl. 1
Trimen, 1898
On some new or little-known Species of African Butterflies Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1898 (1) : 1-16, pl. 1


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