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FAMILY LYCAENIDAE
Leach, 1815


Durbaniopsis saga
Photograph courtesy Jeremy Dobson

The classification of the Lycaenidae at subfamily level used below follows Vane-Wright (in Boggs et al, 2003: 487). Six subfamilies are recognized, five of which (in bold font) occur in the Afrotropical Region:

Poritiinae Doherty
Miletinae Reuter, 1896
Curetinae Distant [not Afrotropical]
Theclinae Swainson
Lycaeninae Leach, 1815
Polyommatinae Swainson

 

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FAMILY LYCAENIDAE
     Subfamily Poritiinae (208 Kb)
          Tribe Liptenini
               Subtribe Pentilina (6.37 Mb)
               Subtribe Durbaniina (251 Kb)
               Subtribe Liptenina (7.09 Mb)
               Subtribe Mimacraeina (1.26 Mb)
               Subtribe Epitolina (1.42 Mb)
     Subfamily Miletinae
          Tribe Liphyrini (833 Kb)
          Tribe Miletini
               Subtribe Miletina (379 Kb)
               Subtribe Spalgina (101 Kb)
               Subtribe Lachnocnemina (4.13 Mb)
     Subfamily Theclinae
          Tribe Theclini (108 Kb)
               Subtribe Amblypodiina (230 Kb)
               Subtribe Oxylidina (121 Kb)
               Subtribe Loxurina (110 Kb)
               Subtribe Iolaina (4.92 Mb)
               Subtribe Hypolycaenina (3.49 Mb)
               Subtribe Deudoricina (3.02 Mb)
          Tribe Aphnaeini
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     Subfamily Lycaeninae (269 Kb)
     Subfamily Polyommatinae
          Tribe Lycaenesthini (4.30 Mb)
          Tribe Polyommatini
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FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE
FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE
FAMILY PIERIDAE
FAMILY PIERIDAE
FAMILY HESPERIIDAE
FAMILY HESPERIIDAE
FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE
FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE
FAMILY LYCAENIDAE
FAMILY LYCAENIDAE
FAMILY RIODINIDAE
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