Iolaus (butterfly)

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Iolaus mimosae, figures 1 and 2
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Iolaus
Hübner, [1819]
  • Jolaus
  • Epamera Druce, 1891
  • Argiolaus Druce, 1891
  • Tanuetheira Druce, 1891
  • Trichiolaus Aurivillius, 1898
  • Aphniolaus Druce, [1903]
  • Pseudiolaus Riley, 1928
  • Iolaphilus Stempffer & Bennett, 1958
  • Philiolaus Stempffer & Bennett, 1958

Iolaus is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The genera Argiolaus, Epamera, Iolaphilus and Stugeta are often included in Iolaus. Iolaus species are found in the Afrotropic ecozone.


Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana pars Iolaus Africa

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