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Anthene and related genera in Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Tribe: Lycaenesthini
Genus: Anthene
Doubleday, 1847
  • Lycaenesthes Moore, [1866]
  • Triclema Karsch, 1893
  • Neurypexina Bethune-Baker, 1910
  • Neurellipes Bethune-Baker, 1910
  • Monile Ungemach, 1932
  • Pseudoliptena Stempffer, 1946
Anthenes as Lycaenesthes Bethune-Baker, 1910 Transactions of the Entomological Society of London

Anthene is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae, commonly called the ciliate blues or hairtails.

Subgenera and species[edit]

Listed alphabetically within subgenera:[1]


  1. ^ Anthene at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  • Cramer, P. (1775-1780). De Uitlandsche Kapellen ... Asia, Africa en America ... Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, 4 vols.
  • Doubleday, E. (1847). List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 2: [ii], 57 pp. London.
  • Hemming, A. F. (1935). In Carpenter (1935). Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 83: 313-447.
  • Henning, G.A. & Henning, S.F. (1993). Description of a new species of Anthene Doubleday (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Transvaal, South Africa. Metamorphosis 4(4): 156-158.
  • Larsen, T.B. (2009). Anthene georgiadisi sp. nov. (Lep.: Lycaenidae) – a new butterfly from Liberia. Entomologist's record and journal of variation, 121 (1): 47-51. ISSN 0013-8916
  • Moore, F. (1866). On the lepidopterous insects of Bengal. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865: 755-823, 3 pls.
  • Stempffer, H. (1946). Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae de la faune ethiopienne. Revue fr. Ent. 13: 8-19.
  • Tennent, W.J. (2001). Twenty new butterflies from the Solomon Islands (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae; Lycaenidae; Nymphalinae; Satyrinae; Danainae). British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 14: 1-27.
  • Tite, G. E. (1966). A revision of the genus Anthene from the Oriental region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 18: 253-275, 2 pls, 28 text figs.
  • Ungemach, H. (1932). Contribution a l'étude des lépidoptères d'Abyssinie. Mém. Soc. Sci. nat. phy. Maroc. 32: 1-122, 2 pls., 1 map.
  • Williams, M. C. (2008). Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from [1] Afrotropical Butterflies.

External links[edit]

Media related to Anthene at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Anthene at Wikispecies