HypolycaeninaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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A subtribe distributed in the African and Oriental regions. Some authors regard Hypolycaena, Chliaria and Zeltus as congeneric. Larsen (1991) argued that the Madagascan-east African genus Hemiolaus belongs in Hypolycaenina, based on morphology, behavior and larval host plants that unite it with other members of the subtribe.
Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.
Eliot JN. 1973. The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 371-505, 6 pls.
Larsen, T. B. 1991 The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history. Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press.
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