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African Poritiinae; Ornipholidotos begin on the bottom row with O. peucetia followed by O. kirbyi, O. sylpha and O. sylphida.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Poritiinae
Genus: Ornipholidotos
Bethune-Baker, 1914[1]

Ornipholidotos is a genus of butterflies, commonly called glasswings or white mimics,[2] in the family Lycaenidae. The species of this genus are endemic to the Afrotropical realm.



  1. ^ "Ornipholidotos Bethune-Baker, 1914" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.