Phytala elaisAndrew V. Z. Brower
This monotypic African genus formerly contained the members of Hypophytala as well (see Libert 1999). The sole species is large, iridescent blue, and apparently quite rare (Larsen 2005).
Ackery, P. R., Smith, C. R. & Vane-Wright, R. I. (ed.) 1995 Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.
Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.
Libert, M. 1999 Révision des Epitola (l. s.) - Révision des genres Epitola Westwood, Hypophytala Clench et Stempfferia Jackson, et description de trois nouveaux genres (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae), ABRI – Lambillionea, 227 p., 16 pl. coul.
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