Iolaus (butterfly)

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Iolaus
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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]
Synonyms
  • 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.

Species[edit]

Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana pars Iolaus Africa

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