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Distribution path and Subregions of Sierra Leone (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Sierra Leone
Taxonomy for Lycaenidae (Gossamer Winged Butterflies) in Sierra Leone
Class
Sierra Leone
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 248 families, 2118 genera, 4995 species
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Subclass
Sierra Leone
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 247 families, 2117 genera, 4994 species
Tree
Infraclass
Sierra Leone
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 238 families, 2063 genera, 4856 species
Tree
Superorder
Sierra Leone
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 177 families, 1810 genera, 4498 species
Tree
Order
Sierra Leone
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 50 families, 881 genera, 2656 species
Site
Tree
Suborder
Sierra Leone
Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
 49 families, 880 genera, 2655 species
Tree
Infraorder
Sierra Leone
Heteroneura (Tillyard, 1918)
 49 families, 880 genera, 2655 species
Tree
Division
Sierra Leone
Ditrysia (Borner, 1925) (Moths)
 48 families, 879 genera, 2654 species
Tree
Section
Sierra Leone
Cossina (Herrich-schäffer, 1856)
 24 families, 602 genera, 2047 species
Tree
Subsection
Sierra Leone
Bombyces (Scopoli, 1763)
 18 families, 546 genera, 1950 species
Tree
Superfamily
Sierra Leone
Papilionoidea (Latreille, 1802) (True butterflies)
 5 families, 175 genera, 1068 species
Tree
Family
Sierra Leone
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) (Gossamer Winged Butterflies) - Systematics
 90 genera, 452 species
Site
Tree
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Genera831    worldwide
Species31.048    worldwide
Common namesGossamer Winged Butterflies, Hairstreaks & Coppers & Blues, Imperial Hairstreak butterflies, Harvesters, Gossamer-winged butterflies, Gossamer-wing Butterflies, Blue butterflies, Gossamers, Blues and Coppers, Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks
German namesBläulinge
Dutch namesVuurvlinders en blauwtjes, Kleine pages, Blauwtjes
Danish namesBlåfuglefamilien
Finnish namesNopsasiivet, Kultasiivet, Sinisiivet, Sinisiipiset
Norwegian namesGlansvinger
Swedish namesJuvelvingar
AuthorLeach, 1815
Distribution
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World Oceans:

Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean


CountriesAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesLycaenidae in faunaeur.org
Lycaenidae in itis.gov
Lycaenidae in dyntaxa.se
Lycaenidae in Wikipedia (English)

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Species overview - Checklist for Lycaenidae in Sierra Leone
Species with ANext  
Aethiopana honorius (Fabricius, 1793)Acraea BlueInfo
Aethiopana honorius divisa (Butler, 1901)Info
Anthene amarah (Guérin-méneville, 1847)Black-striped HairtailInfo
Anthene aurea (Bethune-baker, 1910)Info
Anthene chryseostictus (Bethune-baker, 1910)Medium Red-spot Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene crawshayi (Butler, 1899)Crawshay´s HairtailInfo
Anthene fasciatus (Aurivillius, 1895)Tiny Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene gemmifera (Neave, 1910)Jewelled Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene hades (Bethune-baker, 1910)Black Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene irumu (Stempffer, 1948)Irumu Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene juba (Fabricius, 1787)Anomalous Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene lachares (Hewitson, 1878)Silky Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene lamias (Hewitson, 1878)Blotched Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene larydas (Cramer, 1782)Spotted HairtailInfo
Anthene larydas kersteini ()Info
Anthene ligures (Hewitson, 1874)Lesser Indigo Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene liodes (Hewitson, 1874)Liodes HairtailInfo
Anthene lucretilis (Hewitson, 1874)Irrorated Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene lunulata (Trimen, 1894)Lunulated HairtailInfo
Anthene lusones (Hewitson, 1874)Large Red-spot Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene lusones fulvimacula (Mabille, 1890)Info
Anthene lysias (Hulstaert, 1924)Info
Anthene lysicles (Hewitson, 1874)Violet-spotted Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene lyzanius (Hewitson, 1874)Black-patchesInfo
Anthene marshalli (Bethune-baker, 1903)Info
Anthene musagetes (Holland, 1893)Info
Anthene nigeriae (Aurivillius, 1905)False HairtailInfo
Anthene phoenicis (Karsch, 1893)Karsch´s Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene princeps (Butler, 1876)Cupreous HairtailInfo
Anthene radiata (Bethune-baker, 1910)Red-edged Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene rubricinctus (Holland, 1891)Indigo Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene rufoplagata (Bethune-baker, 1910)Orange-patch Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene sanguinea -> Anthene lunulataLunulated HairtailInfo
Anthene schoutedeni (Hulstaert, 1924)Schouteden´s HairtailInfo
Anthene scintillula (Holland, 1891)Golden Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene scintillula aurea (Bethune-baker, 1910)Info
Anthene staudingeri (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1894)Staudinger´s Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene sylvanus (Drury, 1773)Common Indigo Ciliate BlueInfo
Aphnaeus argenteola -> Aphnaeus brahamiBrick Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus asterius (Plötz, 1880)Brick Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus avriko -> Cigaritis avrikoFine SilverlineInfo
Aphnaeus brahami (Lathy, 1903)Western Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus chalybeatus -> Aphnaeus brahamiBrick Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus guttatus -> Aphnaeus questiauxiCommon HighflierInfo
Aphnaeus hollandi -> Aphnaeus questiauxiCommon HighflierInfo
Aphnaeus ilogo -> Aphnaeus brahamiBrick Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus iza -> Cigaritis izaBlack SilverlineInfo
Aphnaeus jefferyi (Hawker-smith, 1928)Jeffrey´s Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus lutosus -> Cigaritis izaBlack SilverlineInfo
Aphnaeus orcas (Drury, 1782)Common Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus questiauxi (Aurivillius, 1903)Info
Aphnaeus rattrayi -> Aphnaeus questiauxiCommon HighflierInfo
Aphnaeus ruficaudis -> Lipaphnaeus adernaBramble False HairstreakInfo
Argiolaus hollandi -> Pilodeudorix caeruleaBlue-heart PlayboyInfo
Argiolaus julus ()Info
Argiolaus laonides ()Info
Argiolaus lekanion (Druce, 1891)Druce´s SapphireInfo
Argiolaus lukabas ()Info
Argiolaus silas (Westwood, 1851)Info
Argyrocheila ugandae (Staudinger, 1892)Fairy WhiteInfo
Argyrocheila undifera (Staudinger, 1892)Fairy WhiteInfo
Aslauga lamborni (Bethune-baker, 1914)Lamborn´s AslaugaInfo
Aslauga marginalis (Kirby, 1890)Western AslaugaInfo
Aslauga vininga (Hewitson, 1875)Central AslaugaInfo
Athysanota elorea ()Info
Axiocerses harpax (Fabricius, 1775)Common ScarletInfo
Azanus isis (Drury, 1773)White-banded Babul BlueInfo
Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880)Pale Babul BlueInfo
Azanus moriqua (Wallengren, 1857)Black-bordered Babul BlueInfo
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Cacyreus audeoudi (Stempffer, 1936)Bright Bush BlueInfo
Cacyreus lingeus (Stoll, 1782)Bush BronzeInfo
Catochrysops naicyolus ()Info
Catochrysops osiris ()Info
Catochrysops synchrematiza ()Info
Cephetola cephena (Hewitson, 1873)Cephena EpitolaInfo
Cephetola nigra (Bethune-baker, 1903)Bethune-Baker´s EpitolaInfo
Cephetola obscura (Hawker-smith, 1933)Obscure EpitolaInfo
Cephetola pinodes (Druce, 1890)Druce´s EpitolaInfo
Cephetola subcoerulea (Roche, 1954)Roche´s EpitolaInfo
Cephetola sublustris (Bethune-baker, 1904)Greasy EpitolaInfo
Cerautola ceraunia (Hewitson, 1873)Silvery EpitolaInfo
Cerautola crowleyi (Sharpe, 1890)Crowley´s EpitolaInfo
Cerautola miranda (Staudinger, 1889)Wondrous EpitolaInfo
Cigaritis amine -> Zeritis neriene amineCheckered GemInfo
Cigaritis avriko (Karsch, 1893)Fine SilverlineInfo
Cigaritis iza (Hewitson, 1865)Black SilverlineInfo
Cigaritis mozambica (Bertolini, 1850)Mozambique SilverlineInfo
Citrinophila erastus (Hewitson, 1866)Large YellowInfo
Citrinophila marginalis (Kirby, 1887)Narrow-margined YellowInfo
Citrinophila similis (Kirby, 1887)Similar YellowInfo
Cupidesthes irumu -> Anthene irumuIrumu Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupidesthes leonina (Bethune-baker, 1903)Leonine Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupidesthes lithas (Druce, 1890)Volta Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupidesthes pungusei (Collins & Larsen, 2005)Punguse´s Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupidesthes salvatoris (Belcastro & Larsen In Larsen, 2005)Salvatore´s Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupidesthes voltae (Sharpe, 1890)Volta Ciliate BlueInfo
Cupido latrunculata -> Euchrysops albistriataCapronnier´s CupidInfo
Cupido synchrematiza ()Info
Cupidopsis cissus (Godart, 1824)Common Meadow BlueInfo
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Dapidodigma hymen (Fabricius, 1775)Western VirginInfo
Deudorix antalus (Hopffer, 1855)Brown PlayboyInfo
Deudorix baronica -> Deudorix lorisonaCoffee PlayboyInfo
Deudorix caerulea -> Pilodeudorix caeruleaBlue-heart PlayboyInfo
Deudorix camerona (Plötz, 1880)Info
Deudorix catori -> Hypokopelates catoriCator´s Fairy PlayboyInfo
Deudorix dinomenes (Smith, 1887)Orange PlayboyInfo
Deudorix dinomenes diomedes (Jackson, 1966)Info
Deudorix diyllus -> Plebejus christophiInfo
Deudorix galathea (Swainson, 1821)Red-edged playboyInfo
Deudorix kayonza (Stempffer, 1956)False Coffee PlayboyInfo
Deudorix lorisona (Hewitson, 1862)Coffee PlayboyInfo
Deudorix odana (Druce, 1887)Indigo PlayboyInfo
Deudorix violetta -> Pilodeudorix violettaViolet DiopetesInfo
Diopetes deritas (Hewitson, 1874)Info
Diopetes kiellandi -> Pilodeudorix kiellandiKielland´s DiopetesInfo
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Eicochrysops dudgeoni (Riley, 1929)Dudgeon´s CupidInfo
Eicochrysops hippocrates (Fabricius, 1793)White-tipped BlueInfo
Epamera bellina bellina ()Info
Epamera cytaeis leonis -> Iolaus leonisInfo
Epamera iasis (Hewitson, 1865)Info
Epamera laon (Hewitson, 1878)Info
Epamera laon laon ()Info
Epamera maesa (Riley, 1928)Info
Epamera mirabilis (Karsch, 1893)Karsch´s SapphireInfo
Epamera sappirus (Druce, 1902)Jewel SapphireInfo
Epitola albomaculata -> Geritola albomaculataWhite-spotted EpitolaInfo
Epitola belli -> Epitola posthumusCommon Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola carcina -> Stempfferia carcinaDark Furry EpitolaInfo
Epitola cephena -> Cephetola cephenaCephena EpitolaInfo
Epitola ceraunia -> Cerautola cerauniaSilvery EpitolaInfo
Epitola cercene -> Stempfferia cerceneCercene EpitolaInfo
Epitola ciconia -> Stempfferia ciconiaStork EpitolaInfo
Epitola conjuncta -> Cephetola pinodesDruce´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola convexa -> Stempfferia insulanaCercene EpitolaInfo
Epitola crowleyi -> Cerautola crowleyiCrowley´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola dewitzi -> Cerautola cerauniaSilvery EpitolaInfo
Epitola divisa -> Aethiopana honoriusAcraea BlueInfo
Epitola doleta -> Cephetola cephenaCephena EpitolaInfo
Epitola dorothea -> Stempfferia dorotheaInfo
Epitola elion -> Epitola posthumusCommon Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola hewitsoni -> Cerautola crowleyiCrowley´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola katharinae (Poulton, 1929)Info
Epitola katherinae ()Info
Epitola kholifa -> Stempfferia kholifaKholifa EpitolaInfo
Epitola leonensis -> Cephetola cephenaCephena EpitolaInfo
Epitola leonina -> Stempfferia leoninaWestern Scalloped EpitolaInfo
Epitola marginata -> Stempfferia marginataScalloped EpitolaInfo
Epitola miranda -> Cerautola mirandaWondrous EpitolaInfo
Epitola mongiro -> Stempfferia ciconiaStork EpitolaInfo
Epitola moyambina ()Info
Epitola nigra -> Cephetola nigraBethune-Baker´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola obscura -> Cephetola obscuraObscure EpitolaInfo
Epitola pinodes -> Cephetola pinodesDruce´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola pinodoides -> Cephetola cephenaCephena EpitolaInfo
Epitola posthumus (Fabricius, 1793)Common Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola staudingeri -> Stempfferia staudingeriBlack-square EpitolaInfo
Epitola subcoerulea -> Cephetola subcoeruleaRoche´s EpitolaInfo
Epitola sublustris -> Cephetola sublustrisGreasy EpitolaInfo
Epitola teresa -> Aethiopana honoriusAcraea BlueInfo
Epitola uniformis -> Stempfferia uniformisIkoyi EpitolaInfo
Epitola urania (Kirby, 1887)Purple Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola uranioides (Libert, 1999)Libert´s Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola uranioides occidentalis (Libert, 1999)Info
Epitola uranoides (Libert, 1999)Libert´s Giant EpitolaInfo
Epitola versicolor -> Stempfferia uniformisCercene EpitolaInfo
Epitola vidua -> Cerautola mirandaWondrous EpitolaInfo
Epitola virginea -> Geritola virgineaBlack-wing EpitolaInfo
Epitolina catori (Bethune-baker, 1904)Red-patch EpitolinaInfo
Epitolina collinsi (Libert, 2000)Collins´ EpitolinaInfo
Epitolina dispar (Kirby, 1887)Common EpitolinaInfo
Epitolina melissa (Druce, 1888)Powdered EpitolinaInfo
Eresina corynetes (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1890)Info
Eresina fontainei (Stempffer, 1956)Fontaine´s EresinaInfo
Eresina fusca (Cator, 1904)Cator´s EresinaInfo
Eresina fusca fusca ()Info
Eresina jacksoni (Stempffer, 1961)Jackson´s EresinaInfo
Eresina maesseni (Stempffer, 1956)Maessen´s EresinaInfo
Eresina rougeoti (Stempffer, 1956)Rougeot´s EresinaInfo
Eresina saundersi (Stempffer, 1956)Saunders´ EresinaInfo
Eresina theodori (Stempffer, 1956)Theodor´s EresinaInfo
Eresiomera bicolor (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1890)Western PearlyInfo
Eresiomera isca (Hewitson, 1873)Common PearlyInfo
Eresiomera isca occidentalis (Collins & Larsen, 1998)Info
Eresiomera petersi (Stempffer & Bennett, 1956)Peters´ PearlyInfo
Etesiolaus catori (Bethune-baker, 1904)Cator´s SapphireInfo
Euchrysops albistriata (Capronnier, 1889)Capronnier´s CupidInfo
Euchrysops albistriata greenwoodi ()Info
Euchrysops albistriatus -> Euchrysops albistriataCapronnier´s CupidInfo
Euchrysops banyo (Libert, 2001)Banyo Mountain CupidInfo
Euchrysops barkeri (Trimen, 1893)Barker´s Smoky BlueInfo
Euchrysops malathana (Boisduval, 1833)Smoky bean cupidInfo
Euchrysops osiris (Hopffer, 1855)African CupidInfo
Euchrysops sahelianus (Libert, 2001)Western Brown-edged CupidInfo
Euliphyra hewitsoni (Aurivillius, 1899)Western Moth ButterflyInfo
Euliphyra leucyania (Hewitson, 1874)Lesser Moth ButterflyInfo
Species with FBack  Next  Top
Falcuna campimus (Holland, 1890)Scarce MarbleInfo
Falcuna leonensis (Stempffer & Bennett, 1963)Western MarbleInfo
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Geritola albomaculata (Bethune-baker, 1903)White-spotted EpitolaInfo
Geritola virginea (Bethune-baker, 1904)Black-wing EpitolaInfo
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Hewitsonia boisduvalii (Hewitson, 1869)Large Tiger BlueInfo
Hewitsonia inexpectata (Bouyer, 1997)Unexpected Tiger BlueInfo
Hewitsonia occidentalis (Bouyer, 1997)Western Tiger BlueInfo
Hypokopelates catori (Bethune-baker, 1904)Info
Hypokopelates obscura -> Paradeudorix elealaWestern Fairy PlayboyInfo
Hypolycaena antifaunus (Westwood, 1851)Large Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena clenchi (Larsen, 1997)Clench´s Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena dubia (Aurivillius, 1895)Dubious Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena hatita (Hewitson, 1865)Common Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena ithna (Hewitson, 1869)Info
Hypolycaena japhusa -> Hypolycaena ithnaCommon Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena lebona (Hewitson, 1865)Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena moyambina -> Paradeudorix moyambinaBlack Fairy PlayboyInfo
Hypolycaena nigra (Bethune-baker, 1914)Black Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena philippus (Fabricius, 1793)Common HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena scintillans (Stempffer, 1957)Scintillating Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypolycaena ugandae -> Hypolycaena ithnaCommon Fairy HairstreakInfo
Hypomyrina fournierae (Gabriel, 1939)Gabriel´s Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypomyrina mimetica (Libert, 2004)Libert´s Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypomyrina nomenia (Hewitson, 1874)Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypomyrina nomion (Staudinger, 1891)Dark Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypophytala hyettina (Aurivillius, 1897)Western FlashInfo
Hypophytala hyettoides (Aurivillius, 1895)Common FlashInfo
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Iolaus aethria -> Epamera mirabilisKarsch´s SapphireInfo
Iolaus alcibiades (Kirby, 1871)Giant SapphireInfo
Iolaus bellina (Plötz, 1880)White-spot SapphireInfo
Iolaus calisto (Westwood, 1851)Large Green SapphireInfo
Iolaus catori -> Etesiolaus catoriSmall Green SapphireInfo
Iolaus elisa (Suffert, 1904)Info
Iolaus emma (Suffert, 1904)Info
Iolaus eurisus -> Iolaus vexillariusRoyal SapphireInfo
Iolaus iulus (Hewitson, 1869)Iulus SapphireInfo
Iolaus laonides (Aurivillius, 1898)Emerald SapphireInfo
Iolaus leonis (Riley, 1928)Sierra Leone SapphireInfo
Iolaus lukabas -> Argiolaus lekanionDruce´s SapphireInfo
Iolaus maesa (Hewitson, 1862)Chocolate-bordered SapphireInfo
Iolaus moyambina (Stempffer & Bennett, 1959)Sierra Leone Fine SapphireInfo
Iolaus paneperata (Druce, 1890)Parallel SapphireInfo
Iolaus sappirus -> Epamera sappirusJewel SapphireInfo
Iolaus timon (Fabricius, 1787)Long-tailed SapphireInfo
Iolaus vexillarius (Clench, 1964)Royal SapphireInfo
Iridana incredibilis (Staudinger, 1891)Incredible Sapphire GemInfo
Iridana rougeoti (Stempffer, 1964)Rougeot´s Sapphire GemInfo
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Kakumia otlauga (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1890)Western KakumiaInfo
Kopelates virgata -> Pilodeudorix virgataSmall Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
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Lachnocnema brimo -> Lachnocnema emperanusWestern Woolly LegsInfo
Lachnocnema emperamus (Snellen, 1872)Western Woolly LegsInfo
Lachnocnema emperanus (Snellen, 1872)Western Woolly LegsInfo
Lachnocnema obliquisigna -> Lachnocnema emperanusWestern Woolly LegsInfo
Lachnocnema rectifascia -> Lachnocnema emperanusWestern Woolly LegsInfo
Lachnocnema sudanica -> Lachnocnema emperanusWestern Woolly LegsInfo
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)Long-tailed BlueInfo
Larinopoda aspidos (Druce, 1890)Nigerian Pierid BlueInfo
Larinopoda batesi (Bethune-baker, 1926)Info
Larinopoda eurema (Plötz, 1880)Western Pierid BlueInfo
Larinopoda lagyra (Hewitson, 1866)White Pierid BlueInfo
Larinopoda latimarginata -> Larinopoda batesiNigerian Pierid BlueInfo
Larinopoda varipes -> Lepidochrysops abriWestern Pierid BlueInfo
Lepidochrysops abri (Libert, 2001)Info
Lepidochrysops nigeriae -> Lepidochrysops parsimonWestern Giant CupidInfo
Lepidochrysops parsimon (Fabricius, 1775)Western Giant CupidInfo
Lepidochrysops synchrematiza (Bethune-baker, 1922)Untailed Blue Giant CupidInfo
Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)Common Zebra BlueInfo
Lipaphnaeus aderna (Plötz, 1880)Bramble False HairstreakInfo
Lipaphnaeus leonina (Sharpe, 1890)Orange Silver SpeckleInfo
Liptena albicans -> Liptena alluaudiCator´s LiptenaInfo
Liptena alluaudi (Mabille, 1890)Alluaud´s LiptenaInfo
Liptena bia (Larsen & Warren-gash, 2008)Info
Liptena catalina (Smith, 1887)Red-patch LiptenaInfo
Liptena diversa ()Info
Liptena gordoni -> Kakumia otlaugaWestern KakumiaInfo
Liptena helena (Druce, 1888)Red-spot False DotsInfo
Liptena hulstaerti -> Liptena rocheiInfo
Liptena infima (Grose-smith, 1890)Info
Liptena libussa -> Lepidochrysops abriInfo
Liptena libyssa -> Falcuna libyssaInfo
Liptena praestans (Grose-smith, 1901)Info
Liptena rochei (Stempffer, 1951)Roche´s LiptenaInfo
Liptena septistrigata (Bethune-baker, 1903)Seven-striped LiptenaInfo
Liptena similis (Kirby, 1890)Similar LiptenaInfo
Liptena simplicia (Möschler, 1887)Simple LiptenaInfo
Liptena submacula (Lathy, 1903)Lathy´s LiptenaInfo
Liptena submacula liberiana (Stempffer, Bennett & May, 1974)Info
Liptena xanthostola (Holland, 1890)Yellow LiptenaInfo
Liptena xanthostola coomassiensis (Hawker-smith, 1933)Info
Lucia brunnea -> Micropentila brunneaBrown DotsInfo
Lycaena elorea (Staudinger, 1888)Info
Lycaena ornata -> Ornipholidotos ackeryiUntailed Ginger WhiteInfo
Lycaena semilimbata -> Liptena submaculaSimple LiptenaInfo
Lyzanius lyzanius (Hewitson, 1874)Black-patchesInfo
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Micropentila adelgunda (Staudinger, 1892)Large DotsInfo
Micropentila brunnea (Kirby, 1887)Brown DotsInfo
Micropentila dorothea (Bethune-baker, 1903)Dorothea´s DotsInfo
Micropentila mabangi (Bethune-baker, 1904)Sierra Leone DotsInfo
Micropentila malangi ()Info
Mimacraea darwinia (Butler, 1872)Common Acraea MimicInfo
Mimacraea neurata (Holland, 1895)Alciope Acraea MimicInfo
Mimeresia debora (Kirby, 1890)Debora´s HarlequinInfo
Mimeresia debora catori (Bethune-baker, 1904)Info
Mimeresia issia (Stempffer, 1969)Stempffer´s HarlequinInfo
Mimeresia libentina (Hewitson, 1866)Common HarlequinInfo
Mimeresia moyambina (Bethune-baker, 1904)Moyambina HarlequinInfo
Myrina genuba -> Pilodeudorix otraedaOriginal Round-spotInfo
Myrina nomion -> Hypomyrina nomionDark Orange PlayboyInfo
Myrina silenus (Fabricius, 1775)Common Fig-tree BlueInfo
Myrina silenus silenus (Fabricius, 1775)Info
Myrina subornata (Lathy, 1903)West African Fig-tree BlueInfo
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Neaveia lamborni (Druce, 1910)Pierine BlueInfo
Neurellipes chryseostictus -> Anthene chryseostictusMedium Red-spot Ciliate BlueInfo
Neurellipes gemmifera (Neave, 1910)Jewelled Ciliate BlueInfo
Neurellipes lusones (Hewitson, 1874)Large Red-spot Ciliate BlueInfo
Neurellipes staudingeri (Smith & Kirby, 1894)Staudinger´s Ciliate BlueInfo
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Oboronia guessfeldti (Dewitz, 1879)Güssfeldt´s Ginger WhiteInfo
Oboronia gussfeldtii (Dewitz, 1879)Info
Oboronia ornata (Mabille, 1890)Untailed Ginger WhiteInfo
Ornipholidotos abriana (Libert, 2005)Info
Ornipholidotos ackeryi (Libert, 2000)Info
Ornipholidotos issia (Stempffer, 1969)Info
Ornipholidotos nympha (Libert, 2000)Western Fragile GlasswingInfo
Ornipholidotos onitshae (Stempffer, 1962)Onitsha GlasswingInfo
Ornipholidotos sylpha (Kirby, 1890)Info
Ornipholidotos tiassale (Stempffer, 1969)Western GlasswingInfo
Oxylides faunus (Drury, 1773)Common False HeadInfo
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Paradeudorix eleala (Hewitson, 1865)Western Fairy PlayboyInfo
Paradeudorix eleala viridis (Stempffer, 1964)Info
Paradeudorix moyambina (Bethune-baker, 1904)Black Fairy PlayboyInfo
Paradeudorix petersi (Stempffer & Bennett, 1956)Peters´ Fairy PlayboyInfo
Pentila abraxas (Westwood, 1851)Three-dot PentilaInfo
Pentila alba (Dewitz, 1886)Info
Pentila amenaida (Hewitson, 1873)Info
Pentila auga (Karsch, 1895)Info
Pentila bitje (Druce, 1910)Info
Pentila clarensis -> Pentila pauliPaul´s BuffInfo
Pentila condamini (Stempffer, 1963)Condamin´s Red PentilaInfo
Pentila leopardina -> Pentila pauliPaul´s BuffInfo
Pentila mesia (Hulstaert, 1924)Info
Pentila muhata -> Ornipholidotos nigeriaeInfo
Pentila multiplagata -> Pentila pauliPaul´s BuffInfo
Pentila multipunctata -> Pentila pauliPaul´s BuffInfo
Pentila pauli (Staudinger, 1888)Spotted PentilaInfo
Pentila pauli multipunctata ()Info
Pentila petreia (Hewitson, 1874)Common Red PentilaInfo
Pentila petreoides (Bethune-baker, 1915)Western Red PentilaInfo
Pentila preussi (Staudinger, 1888)Ochreous Red PentilaInfo
Pentila radiata -> Pentila pauliPaul´s BuffInfo
Pentila tripunctata -> Pentila bitjeThree-dot PentilaInfo
Petrelaea sichela ()Info
Phlyaria cyara (Hewitson, 1876)Pied BlueInfo
Phlyaria cyara stactalla (Karsch, 1895)Info
Phlyaria stactalla -> Phlyaria cyaraPied BlueInfo
Phytala aequatorialis -> Hypophytala hyettoidesCommon FlashInfo
Phytala elaidina -> Phytala elaisGiant Forest BlueInfo
Phytala elais (Doubleday & Hewitson, 1852)Giant Forest BlueInfo
Phytala elais catori (Bethune-baker, 1903)Info
Phytala eurema -> Lepidochrysops abriWestern Pierid BlueInfo
Phytala hyettoides -> Hypophytala hyettoidesInfo
Pilodeudorix aurivilliusi (Stempffer, 1954)Aurivillius´ DiopetesInfo
Pilodeudorix barbatus -> Deudorix cameronaTufted Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix caerulea (Druce, 1890)Blue-heart PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix camerona (Plötz, 1880)Tufted Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix catori (Bethune-baker, 1903)Cator´s Fairy PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix diyllus (Hewitson, 1878)Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix katanga (Plötz, 1880)Tufted Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix kiellandi (Congdon & Collins, 1998)Kielland´s DiopetesInfo
Pilodeudorix leonina (Bethune-baker, 1904)Dark Round-spotInfo
Pilodeudorix otraeda (Hewitson, 1863)Original Round-spotInfo
Pilodeudorix rodgersi (Kielland, 1985)Info
Pilodeudorix violetta (Aurivillius, 1897)Violet DiopetesInfo
Pilodeudorix virgata (Druce, 1891)Small Green-streaked PlayboyInfo
Pilodeudorix zela (Hewitson, 1869)Blue-edged PlayboyInfo
Plebejus christophi (Staudinger, 1874)Small Jewel BlueInfo
Pseudaletis angustimargo -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Pseudaletis antimachus (Staudinger, 1888)Info
Pseudaletis bouyeri (Collins & Libert, 2007)Info
Pseudaletis camarensis (Collins & Libert, 2007)Info
Pseudaletis clymenus (Druce, 1885)Common FantasyInfo
Pseudaletis dardanella -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Pseudaletis leonis (Staudinger, 1888)West African FantasyInfo
Pseudaletis nigra -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Pseudaletis occidentalis -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Pseudaletis spolia -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Pseudaletis subangulata (Holland, 1891)Zebra FantasyInfo
Pseudaletis trifasciata -> Pseudaletis leonisWest African FantasyInfo
Pseudaletis zebra (Holland, 1891)Zebra FantasyInfo
Pseudaletis zebra subangulata (Talbot, 1935)Info
Pseuderesia catharina -> Pseuderesia eleaza catharinaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia eleaza (Hewitson, 1873)Variable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia eleaza catharina (Butler, 1874)Info
Pseuderesia nigra -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia picta -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia variegata -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseudonacaduba sichela (Wallengren, 1857)Dusky BlueInfo
Ptelina carnuta (Hewitson, 1873)Bordered BuffInfo
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Rekoa palegon (Cramer, 1780)Gold-bordered HairstreakInfo
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Sithon antimachus -> Pseudaletis camarensisInfo
Sithon leonis -> Pseudaletis leonisWest African FantasyInfo
Spalgis pilas ()Info
Spalgis pilos (Druce, 1890)Info
Spindasis avriko -> Cigaritis avrikoFine SilverlineInfo
Spindasis banyoana -> Cigaritis avrikoFine SilverlineInfo
Spindasis iza -> Cigaritis izaBlack SilverlineInfo
Spindasis paradoxa -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Stempfferia baoule (Libert, 1999)Baoule EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia carcina (Hewitson, 1873)Dark Furry EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia cercene (Hewitson, 1873)Cercene EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia ciconia (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1892)Stork EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia dorothea (Bethune-baker, 1904)Info
Stempfferia insulana (Aurivillius, 1923)Info
Stempfferia kholifa (Bethune-baker, 1904)Kholifa EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia leonina (Staudinger, 1888)Western Scalloped EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia marginata (Kirby, 1887)Scalloped EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia michelae (Libert, 1999)Furry EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia moyambina (Bethune-baker, 1903)Moyamba EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia staudingeri (Kirby, 1890)Black-square EpitolaInfo
Stempfferia uniformis (Kirby, 1887)Ikoyi EpitolaInfo
Stugeta occidentalis (Stempffer & Bennett, 1958)Western Marbled SapphireInfo
Syntarucus telicanus ()Info
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Tanuetheira prometheus (Druce, 1891)Info
Telipna acraea (Westwood, 1851)Common TelipnaInfo
Telipna acraea acraea (Westwood, , 1851)Info
Telipna bimacula -> Telipna acraeaCommon TelipnaInfo
Telipna carnuta parva ()Info
Telipna kamitugensis -> Ptelina carnutaBordered BuffInfo
Telipna maesseni -> Telipna semirufaWestern TelipnaInfo
Telipna semirufa (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1889)Western TelipnaInfo
Teratoneura isabellae (Dudgeon, 1909)Western IsabellaInfo
Tetrarhanis baralingam (Larsen, 1998)Baralingam on-offInfo
Tetrarhanis diversa (Bethune-baker, 1904)Diverse on-offInfo
Tetrarhanis simplex (Aurivillius, 1895)Simple on-offInfo
Thermoniphas micylus (Cramer, 1782)Common Chalk BlueInfo
Thermoniphas togara (Plötz, 1880)Bright Chalk BlueInfo
Torbenia wojtusiaki (Libert, 2000)Wojtusiak´s GlasswingInfo
Triclema fasciatus (Aurivillius, 1895)Tiny Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema hades -> Anthene hadesBlack Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema lamias (Hewitson, 1878)Blotched Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema lucretilis (Hewitson, 1874)Irrorated Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema lydia -> Triclema nigeriaeFalse HairtailInfo
Triclema nigeriae (Aurivillius, 1905)False HairtailInfo
Triclema phoenicis -> Anthene phoenicisKarsch´s Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema rufoplagata -> Anthene rufoplagataOrange-patch Ciliate BlueInfo
Tuxentius carana (Hewitson, 1876)Forest Pied PierrotInfo
Tuxentius carana kontu (Karsch, 1893)Info
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Uranothauma belcastroi (Larsen, 1997)Belcastro´s Branded BlueInfo
Uranothauma falkensteini (Dewitz, 1879)Lowland Branded BlueInfo
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Virachola bimaculata (Hewitson, 1874)Info
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Zeritis bicolor -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Zeritis fallax -> Lipaphnaeus adernaBramble False HairstreakInfo
Zeritis latifimbriata -> Lipaphnaeus adernaBramble False HairstreakInfo
Zeritis leonina -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Zeritis neriene (Boisduval, 1836)Checkered GemInfo
Zeritis neriene amine (Butler, 1874)Info
Zeritis pulcherrima (Aurivillius, 1923)Info
Zizeeria knysna (Trimen, 1862)Dark Grass BlueInfo
452 Species in Lycaenidae for Sierra Leone listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
DivisionDitrysia
Moths, Butterflies, Skippers
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyPapilionoidea
True butterflies, Butterflies
FamilyLycaenidae
Gossamer Winged Butterflies, Hairstreaks & Coppers & Blues, Imperial Hairstreak butterflies, Harvesters, Gossamer-winged butterflies, Gossamer-wing Butterflies, Blue butterflies, Gossamers, Blues and Coppers, Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks
AuthorLeach, 1815

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