Cupido (butterfly)

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Eastern tailed-blue (C. comyntas)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Cupido
Schrank, 1801

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Binghamia Tutt, 1908
Tiora Evans, 1912
Ununcula van Eecke, 1915
Zizera Moore, 1881
Everes Hübner, 1819

Cupido is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The subgenus Everes (Hübner, [1819]) is included here.[1] The genus is confined to the Palearctic.



  1. ^ Paul A. Opler and Andrew D. Warren. Butterflies of North America. 2. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico.
  2. ^ Cupido at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera
  3. ^ The Global Lepidoptera Names Index CUPIDO myrrha, Original:LYCAENA Herrich-Schäffer, 1851

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