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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Luciini
Genus: Acrodipsas
Species (11): A. arcana – A. aurata – A. brisbanensis – A. cuprea – A. decima – A. hirtipes – A. illidgei – A. melania – A. mortoni – A. myrmecophila – A. violacea
Name

Acrodipsas Sands, 1980.

Type species: Pseudodipsas myrmecophila Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914; by original designation.
References

Eastwood, R.; Hughes, J.M. 2003: Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary biology of Acrodipsas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 27(1): 93–102. DOI: 10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00370-6 Reference page.
Miller, C.G.; Lane, D.A. 2004: A new species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from the Northern Territory. Australian entomologist 31(4): 141–146. Reference page.
Sands, D.P.A. 1980: A new genus, Acrodipsas, for a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 18(3): 251-265. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1979.tb00849.x Reference page.
Sands, D.P.A. 1997: A new species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Australian journal of entomology 36(4): 339-344. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1997.tb01483.x Reference page.
Sands, D.P.A.; Miller, C.G.; Kerr, J.F.R. 1997: A new species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from inland New South Wales and southern Queensland. Australian journal of entomology 36(1): 19-23. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1997.tb01425.x Reference page.

Acrodipsas is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. There are ten species in this genus all endemic to the Australasian realm:

Acrodipsas arcana - black-veined ant-blue
Acrodipsas aurata - golden ant-blue
Acrodipsas brisbanensis - bronze ant-blue
Acrodipsas cuprea - copper ant-blue
Acrodipsas decima - Decima ant-blue
Acrodipsas hirtipes - black ant-blue
Acrodipsas illidgei - Illidge's ant-blue, mangrove ant-blue
Acrodipsas melania - grey ant-blue
Acrodipsas mortoni - brown ant-blue
Acrodipsas myrmecophila - small ant-blue

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