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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
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: Arhopalini
Genera: ApporasaArhopalaFlos – Mahathala – Mota – Semanga – Surendra – Thaduka – Zinaspa
Arhopala Section:

Apporasa – Arhopala – Flos – Mahathala – Thaduka
Synonyms of Arhopala

Acesina – Aurea – Daranasa – Narathura – Nilasera – Panchala – Satadra
Semanga Section:

Mota – Semanga
Surendra Section:

Surendra – Zinaspa

Name

Arhopalini Bingham, 1907: 284

Type genus: Arhopala Boisduval, 1832.

References

Bingham, C.T. 1907. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies Vol. 2 London, Taylor & Francis: viii+480pp., 104 text-figs., Pls. 11–20.Reference page.
Eliot, J.N. 1973. The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology 28(6): 371-505. Reference page.
Eliot, J. N. 1992. With plates by D'Abrera, in Corbet & Pendlebury. The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula 4th Edn. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 595pp., 69 pls. Reference page.
Megens, van Nes, van Moorsel, Pierce & de Jong, 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the Oriental butterfly genus Arhopala (Lycaenidae, Theclinae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Systematic Entomology 29: 115-131. Reference page.

Vernacular names
日本語: ムラサキシジミ族
中文: 嬈灰蝶族, 紫灰蝶族

The Arhopalini are a rather small tribe of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae.
Genera

As not all Theclinae have been assigned to tribes, the following list of genera is preliminary:

Apporasa
Arhopala
Flos
Keraunogramma
Mahathala
Mota
Ogyris
Semanga
Surendra
Thaduka
Zinaspa

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