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Polyommatus bellargus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Polyommatus
Latreille, 1804[1]

Polyommatus is a diverse genus of butterflies. The species are found in the Palearctic realm. Recent molecular studies have demonstrated that Cyaniris and Lysandra are different from Polyommatus, where they had been included.

List of species[edit]


  • Nomiades Hübner, [1819]
  • Hirsutina Tutt, 1909
  • Bryna Evans, 1912
  • Uranops Hemming, 1929
  • Paragrodiaetus Rose & Schurian, 1977
  • Glaucolinea Wang & Rehn


  • Polyommatus
  • Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822
  • Meleageria Sagarra, 1925
  • Plebicula Higgins, 1969
  • Neolysandra Koçak, 1977
  • Sublysandra Kocak, 1977

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Polyommatus Latreille, 1804" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  • Talavera, G, Lukhtanov, V.A.,Pierce, N.E. & Vila, R. (2012): Establishing criteria for higher-level classification using molecular data: the systematics of Polyommatus blue butterflies (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Cladistics. 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00421.x
  • Talavera, G., Lukhtanov, V.A., Rieppel, L., Pierce, N.E. & Vila, R. (2013): In the shadow of phylogenetic uncertainty: The recent diversification of Lysandra butterflies through chromosomal change. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 469–478.
  • Vila, R., Lukhtanov, V.A., Talavera, G., Gil-T., F. & Pierce, N.E. (2010): "How common are dot-like distributions? Taxonomical oversplitting in western European Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) revealed by chromosomal and molecular markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101:130-154 (2010) abstract

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