Taxon profile


gossamer-winged butterflies
Lycaenidae Leach, 1815

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  superfamily Papilionoidea


Lycaena hippothoe - Purple-edged Copper

Lycaena hippothoe - Purple-edged Copper, male

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

Satyrium pruni - Black Hairstreak

Satyrium pruni - Black Hairstreak, female

Author: Marek Vojtíšek

Plebejus argus - Silver-studded Blue

Plebejus argus - Silver-studded Blue, male

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

Functions restricted to taxon Lycaenidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subfamily Lycaeninae Leach, 1815
subfamily Curetinae Distant, 1884
subfamily Miletinae Reuter, 1896
subfamily Poritiinae Doherty, 1886

Fossil taxa

genus Aquisextana Théobald, 1937
genus Lithodryas Cockerell, 1909 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [7616b45f-3971-4bfe-8221-6c26ec068f13]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lycaenidae]
Data retrieved on: 20 February 2014
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Lycaenidae]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Lycaenidae]

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon