Taxon profile


African Grass Blue
Zizeeria knysna (Trimen, 1862)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Lycaenidae - gossamer-winged butterflies »  genus Zizeeria

Scientific synonyms

Lycaena knysna Trimen, 1862

Other names

= Dark Grass Blue


Taxon in country check-lists*

Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Uganda, Europe: Canary Islands, Asia: Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Australia and Oceania: Australia

* List of countries might not be complete

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Zizeeria knysna angustemarginata Heydemann, 1955
subspecies Zizeeria knysna corneliae Regteren Altena, 1948

Zizeeria knysna corneliae - 000000000011000

subspecies Zizeeria knysna knysna (Trimen, 1862)

Zizeeria knysna knysna - 000000000011000

subspecies Zizeeria knysna plato (Blanchard, 1853)
subspecies Zizeeria knysna serica (Felder, 1862)
subspecies Zizeeria knysna volpii (Romei, 1927)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441127]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Zizeeria knysna (Trimen, 1862)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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