Polyommatus

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Polyommatus
Polyommatus hispana01.jpg
Polyommatus hispana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Polyommatus
Latreille, 1804[1]

Polyommatus is a diverse genus of butterflies.The members (species) are found in the Palearctic ecozone. Recent molecular studies have demonstrate that Cyaniris and Lysandra are different genera to the genus Polyommatus, genus where were included so far.

List of species[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Nomiades Hübner, [1819]
  • Hirsutina Tutt, 1909
  • Bryna Evans, 1912
  • Uranops Hemming, 1929
  • Paragrodiaetus Rose & Schurian, 1977
  • Glaucolinea Wang & Rehn
  • ...

Subgenera[edit]

  • Polyommatus
  • Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822
  • Meleageria Sagarra, 1925
  • Plebicula Higgins, 1969
  • Neolysandra Koçak, 1977
  • ...

References[edit]

  • Talavera, G, Lukhtanov, V.A.,Pierce, N.E. & Vila, R. (2012): Establishing criteria for higher-level classification using molecular data: the systematics of Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Cladistics. 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00421.x
  • Talavera, G., Lukhtanov, V.A., Rieppel, L., Pierce, N.E. & Vila, R. (2013): In the shadow of phylogenetic uncertainty: The recent diversification of Lysandra butterflies through chromosomal change. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 469–478.
  • Vila, R., Lukhtanov, V.A., Talavera, G., Gil-T., F. & Pierce, N.E. (2010): "How common are dot-like distributions? Taxonomical oversplitting in western European Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) revealed by chromosomal and molecular markers.Biol. J. Linn. Soc. Lond 101:130-154 (2010) [1]
  1. ^ Polyommatus, funet.fi