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Myrina Fabricius, 1807
Fig Tree Blues
Myrina Fabricius, 1807; Magazin f. Insektenk. (Illiger) 6: 286, TS: Papilio alcides Cramer
Myrina (Amblypodiini) ; Eliot, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28 (6) : 432; [BK, 178]
Myrina (Amblypodiina) ; [AfrL]

Myrina silenus (Fabricius, 1775)
south of Sahara, S.Arabia, N.Oman. See [About maps] Figtree Blue
Papilio silenus Fabricius, 1775; Syst. Ent.: 531
Papilio alcides Cramer, [1776]; Uitl. Kapellen 1 (8): 150, pl. 96, f. D, E
Papilio corax Stoll, [1782]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (32-32): pl. 379, f. D, E
= ; [NHM]
Loxura surya Moore, 1857; in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 1 : 52, pl. 1a, f. 13
= ; [NHM]
Loxura alcides ; Hewitson, 1863, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (1): 26
Myrina silenus ; [EBW]; [BK: 178, pl. 15, f. 172]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ficus [BK]

Sudan, Uganda, Zaire, Angola, Sierra Leone, Guinea Myrina silenus silenus ; [BAFR, 473]; [AfrL]
M. s. nzoiae d'Abrera, 1980
W.Kenya - Ethiopia, Eritrea nzoiae Stoneham, 1937; Bull. Stoneham Mus. (34): 2
Myrina silenus nzoiae ; [BK, 178 (note)]; [BAFR, 473 (text)]; [AfrL]
M. s. ficedula (Trimen, 1879)
E.Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Rhodesia, Botswana, Mozambique, S.Africa (not W.Cape) Myrina ficedula Trimen, 1879; Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1879 (4) : 324, TL: S.Africa
Myrina silenus ficedula ; [BAFR, 473 (text)]; [BK, 178 (note)]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ficus spp., F. cordata, F. capensis, F. stipulata [PBSA]

?M. s. deserticola Stempffer, 1969
South West Africa (Okahandja) Myrina silenus deserticola Stempffer, 1969; Bull. Inst. Fond. Afr. Noire (A) : 96

Larva on Ficus cordata? [PBSA]

M. s. penningtoni Dickson & Stephen, 1971
Namaqualand, South West Africa Myrina silenus penningtoni Dickson & Stephen, 1971; Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 255, TL: Cape, Doorn River, N. of Clanwillam
Myrina silenus penningtoni ; [BAFR, 473]; [AfrL]

Larva on Ficus cordata [PBSA]

M. s. suzannae Larsen & Plowes, 1991
Myrina silenus suzannae ; [AfrL]

Myrina dermaptera (Wallengren, 1857)
-. See [About maps] Lesser Figtree Blue
Loxura dermaptera Wallengren, 1857; K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 34
Loxura dermaptera ; Hewitson, 1863, Ill. diurn. Lep. Lycaenidae (1): 26, pl. 4, f. 3-4
Myrina dermaptera ; [AfrL]

Larva on Ficus spp., F. petersii [PBSA]

E.Cape, Natal, E.Transvaal, Swaziland?, S.Mozambique? Myrina dermaptera dermaptera ; [BAFR, 473]; [AfrL]
M. d. nyassae Talbot, 1935
Rhodesia, Malawi, E.Tanzania - Kenya (Nairobi) Myrina dermaptera nyassae Talbot, 1935; Ent. mon. Mag. 71 : 78, TL: Nyasaland
Myrina dermaptera nyasae[sic, recte nyassae] ; [BK: 178, pl. 15, f. 173]; [BAFR, 473 (text)]; [NHM]
Myrina dermaptera nyassae ; [AfrL]

Myrina anettae De Fleury, 1924
Guinea. See [About maps] Myrina anettae ; [AfrL]

Myrina subornata Lathy, 1903
-. See [About maps] West African Fig Tree Blue
Myrina subornata ; [AfrL]
Cameroun, Nigeria, Upper Volta, Ghana Myrina subornata subornata ; [BK: 179, pl. 15, f. 174]; [BAFR, 474]; [AfrL]
M. s. nuba Talbot, 1935
Sudan, Uganda Myrina subornata nuba ; [BAFR, 474 (text)]; [AfrL]
M. s. kacheleba d'Abrera, 1980
Myrina dermaptera kacheleba D'Abrera, 1980; Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region: 474, TL: Kacheleba, Kenya, 4500ft
Myrina subornata nyasae var. kacheleba ; [BK, 178 (note)]
Myrina subornata kacheleba ; [AfrL]

Myrina sharpei Bethune-Baker, 1906
Zaire, Congo, Uganda, W.Kenya. See [About maps] Sharpe's Fig Tree Blue
Myrina sharpei ; [AfrL]

Larva on Ficus [BK]

Uganda, W.Kenya Myrina sharpei sharpei ; [BAFR, 474]; [BK: 179, pl. 15, f. 175]; [AfrL]
M. s. fontainei Stempffer, 1961
Congo Republic, Zaire Myrina sharpei fontainei Stempffer, 1961; Ann. Mus. Afr. Centr. (8) 94: 54
Myrina sharpei fontainei ; [BK, 179 (note)]; [BAFR, 474 (text)]; [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
[EBW]
Smart, Paul, 1976; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Butterfly World; ISBN 0 600 31381 6
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[PBSA]
Dickson, C.G.C (ed.), Kroon, D.M.; Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa; AD. DONKER 1978


Some related literature:
Cramer, [1776]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 1 (1-7): 1-132, pl. 1-84 (1775), (8): 133-155, pl. 85-96 (1776)
Dickson & Stephen, 1971
A New Race of Myrina silenus (F.) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the North Western Cape Ent. Rec. J. Var. 83 : 255-259
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
Fabricius, 1807
Systema Glossatorum. Die neueste Gattungs-Eintheilung der Schmetterlinge aus den Linnéischen Gattungen Papilio und Sphinx Magazin f. Insektenk. (Illiger) 6: 277-295
Hewitson, 1863
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)
Moore, 1857
A Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 1: : 1-278, pl. 1-12,1a,2a,3a,4a,5a,6a
Stempffer, 1961
Contribution a l'etude des Lepidopteres Lycaenidae de l'Afrique equatoriale Ann. Mus. Afr. Centr. (8) 94: 1-73
Stempffer, 1969
Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne Bull. Inst. Fond. Afr. Noire (A): 31 : 87-101
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)
Stoneham, 1937
Notes on African Lycaenidae, and new forms Bull. Stoneham Mus. (34): 1-3
Talbot, 1935
New species and forms of African Lycaenidae Ent. mon. Mag. 71 : 69-78,115-127,147-153
Trimen, 1879
On some hitherto undescribed Butterflies inhabiting Southern Africa Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1879 (4) : 323-346
Wallengren, 1857
Kafferlandets Dag-fjärilar, insamlade åren 1838-1845 af J. A. Wahlberg / Lepidoptera Rhopalocera in Terra Caffrorum annis 1838-1845 collecta a J. A. Wahlberg K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 2 (4) : 1-55


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