HeliophoriniAndrew V. Z. Brower
A small tribe with an unusual disjunct distribution: Heliophorus occurs in the Palearctic and Oriental regions, while Melanolycaena is endemic to New Guinea and the monotypic Iophanus is from Central America.
Bozano & Weidenhoffer (2001) state that this tribe is characterized by the male foretarsus ending in a blunt, rounded point and the male genitalia with the lobes of the uncus short, with a wide base and pointed apex.
Bozano, G. C. & Weidenhofer, Z. 2001 Guide to the butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Lycaenidae part I: Subfamily Lycaeninae. Guide to the butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Milan: Omnes Artes.
Lamas, G. 2004. Lycaeninae. pp. 137-138 in Lamas, G. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
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