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Iolaina Riley 1956

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Theclini

Introduction

This subtribe is widely distributed in the Old World Tropics, represented by the diverse genus Iolaus in Africa, and all the others in tropical Asia. Many of the Asian genera are small or monotypic, the species differing from one another by wing venation characters deemed significant enough to erect separate genera for each of them, although they are undoubtedly closely-related (Eliot in Corbet et al. 1992). Larval hostplants are mainly Loranthaceae.

References

Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.

Corbet, A. S., Pendlebury, H. M. & Eliot, J. N. 1992 The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society.

Eliot JN. 1973. The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 371-505, 6 pls.

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Scientific Name Tajuria cippus
Location Thailand
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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