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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Polyommatini
Genus: Ionolyce
Species: (4)
I. brunnescens – I. helicon – I. lachlani – I. selkon
Name

Ionolyce Toxopeus, 1929.

Type species: Lycaena helicon Felder, 1860.
References

Felder, C. 1860. Lepidopterorum Amboinensium species novae diagnosibus. S-B. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40(11): 447–468. BHL Reference page.
Hirowatari, T. 1992. A generic classification of the tribe Polyommatini of the Oriental and Australian regions (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). Bulletin of the University of Osaka Prefecture (B) 44 (Suppl.) PDF. Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1986. A new genus and twenty-six new species of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Tyô to Ga 37(3): 103–177, 160 figs. web. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J., 2001. A new species of Ionolyce Toxopeus, from the Solomon Islands (Santa Cruz Group) and Vanuatu (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Australian Entomologist 28(2): 41-44. Reference page.
Toxopeus, L.J. 1929. De Riodinidae en Lycaenidae van het eiland Java (Lycaenidae Australasiae VI). Entomologisk tidskrift 72: 215-244. BHL Reference page.

Ionolyce is a small genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. I. helicon is widespread in the Indoaustralasian region (India to the Malay Archipelago. I selkonand I.brunnescens are both endemic to the Solomon Islands.
Species

Ionolyce brunnescens Tite, 1963
Ionolyce helicon (Felder, 1860)
Ionolyce selkon Parsons, 1986

References

"Ionolyce Toxopeus, 1929" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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