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Rysops Eliot 1973

Rysops scintilla (Mabille 1877)

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Polyommatini


A monotypic genus endemic to Madagascar. Lees et al. (2003) state that Rysops is likely to represent a disjunct component of the widespread Indoaustralian genus Catochrysops.

Other Names for Rysops scintilla (Mabille 1877)


Ackery, P. R., Smith, C. R. & Vane-Wright, R. I. (ed.) 1995 Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Lees, D. C., Kremen, C. & Raharitsimba, T. 2003 Classification, diversity and endemism of the butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea): a revised species checklist. In The Natural History of Madagascar (ed. S. M. Goodman & J. P. Benstead), pp. 762-793. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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