Chrysoritis

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Chrysoritis
Chrysoritis pan lysander (hantamsbergae).jpg
Chrysoritis pan lysander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chrysoritis
Butler, [1897][1]
Species

See text

Synonyms

Bowkeria Quickelberge, 1972
Nais Swainson, 1833 (non Müller, 1771; preoccupied)
Oxychaeta Tite & Dickson, 1973
Poecilmitis Butler, 1899

Chrysoritis, commonly called Opals or Coppers, is a genus of butterflies in the Lycaenidae family found mainly in southern Africa and particularly South Africa.[2]

Species[edit]

Species of the genus include:[3]

The chrysaor species-group:

The chrysantas species-group:

The oreas species-group:

The pyroeis species-group:

The thysbe species-group:

The zeuxo species-group:

Poecilmitis[edit]

Formerly separated in genus Poecilmitis:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genus Chrysoritis, Lepindex
  2. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town:Struik Publishers, 2005.
  3. ^ Chrysoritis, funet.fi