Subfamily: Polyommatinae

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa

Tribe: Lycaenesthini

 

 
 

Anthene

 

 

Triclema

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Triclema nigeriae

 

Tribe: Polyommatini

 

 
 

Actizera

Two species indigenous to southern Africa: Actizera lucida (Rayed blue, pictured right) and Actizera stellata (Red-clover blue)

 

Azanus

 

 

Brephidium

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Brephidium metophis (Tinktinkie blue)

 

Cacyreus

 

 

Chilades

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Chilades trochylus (Grass jewel blue)

 

Cupidopsis

Two species indigenous to southern Africa: Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue) and Cupidopsis jobates (Tailed meadow blue, pictured right)

 

Eicochrysops

 

 

Euchrysops

 

 
 

Harpendyreus

 

 

Lampides

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed blue)

 

Lepidochrysops

 

 

Leptotes

 

 

Oboronia

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Oboronia bueronica

 
 

Orachrysops

 

 

Oraidium

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Oraidium barberae (Dwarf blue)

 
 

Pseudonacaduba

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Pseudonacaduba sichela (Dusky blue)

 

Tarucus

 

 

Thermoniphas micyclus

 

 
 

Tuxentius

 

 

Uranothauma

 

 

Zintha

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Zintha hintza (Hitza blue)

 

Zizeeria

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Zizeeria knysna (Sooty blue)

 

Zizina

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Zizina antanossa (Clover blue)

 

Zizula

One species indigenous to southern Africa: Zizula hylax (Gaika blue)

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

 


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