Taxon profile


gossamer-winged butterflies
Lycaenidae Leach, 1815

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


Plebejus argus - Silver-studded Blue

Plebejus argus - Silver-studded Blue, male

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

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

Functions restricted to taxon Lycaenidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subfamily Lycaeninae Leach, 1815 - asian sapphires
subfamily Curetinae
subfamily Miletinae
subfamily Poritiinae

Lycaenidae incertae sedis

genus Lithodryas Cockerell, 1909

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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Taxa (not confirmed) - 3


extinct taxon