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Plebeius argus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Plebejus
Kluk, 1780

Alpherakya Zhdanko, 1994
Eumedonia Forster, 1938
Farsia Zhdanko, 1992, (non Amsel 1961: preoccupied)
Gymnomorphia Verity, 1929
Lycoena Nicholl, 1901
Maurus Bálint, 1991
Plebeius Kluk, 1780 (lapsus)
Plebejides Sauter, 1968
Plebulina Nabokov, 1945
Pseudoaricia Beuret, 1959
Rusticus Hübner, 1806 (suppressed)
Umpria Zhdanko, 1994
Ultraaricia Beuret, 1959
and see text

Plebejus (also spelled Plebeius) is a genus of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. Many genera formerly considered independent are at least tentatively included here nowadays, and some others—Agriades, Albulina, Icaricia, Aricia, and Lycaeides—may belong herein too.The members (species) of this genus are found in the Palearctic ecozone and the Nearctic ecozone.

Species include:[1]


  1. ^ Plebejus,