Itylos (butterfly)

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Itylos as defined by Vladimir Nabokov in 1945 is now Madeleinea.
Itylos
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Genus: Itylos
Draudt in Seitz, 1921
Synonyms

Ithylos Forster, 1955 (lapsus)
Ityloides Balletto, 1993
Parachilades Nabokov, 1945

Itylos is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. There has been confusion regarding the correct name; the present genus was discussed in 1945 by the famous lepidopterologist and author Vladimir Nabokov as Parachilades but had been described already in 1921. Nabokov used the name Itylos for the genus which nowadays is known as Madeleinea.

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