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Celastrina ladon 03745.JPG
Spring azure
(Celastrina ladon)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Swainson, 1827[1]

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Polyommatini is a tribe of lycaenid butterflies in the subfamily of Polyommatinae. These were extensively studied by Russian novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov.


Genera in this tribe are:

Doubtful Polyommatini[edit]

Several genera of Polyommatinae have been allied with Polyommatini, especially Polyommatus. Their placement in the present tribe requires confirmation however:

Other such doubtful Polyommatini may even be more distant altogether. Lepidochrysops, Paralycaeides and Prosotas are sometimes placed here, but might belong elsewhere in the Polyommatinae or even in the Lycaeninae (if these are treated in the inclusive circumscription).


  1. ^ Polyommatini, TolWeb