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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Miletinae
Tribus: Lachnocnemini
Genus: Lachnocnema
Species (alphabetic): L. abyssinica – L. albimacula – L. angolanus – L. bamptoni – L. bibulus – L. brimoides – L. brunea – L. congoensis – L. disrupta – L. divergens – L. dohertyi – L. ducarmei – L. durbani – L. emperamus – L. exiguus – L. inexpectata – L. intermedia – L. jacksoni – L. jolyana – L. katangae – L. kiellandi – L. laches – L. luna – L. magna – L. nigrocellularis – L. obscura – L. overlaeti – L. pseudobibulus – L. regularis – L. reutlingeri – L. riftensis – L. sosia – L. tanzanensis – L. triangularis – L. unicolor – L. vuattouxi
Name

Lachnocnema Trimen, 1887: 233.

Type species: Hesperia bibulus Fabricius, 1793: 307, by subsequent designation of Hemming, 1960.
Sub-Generic Groups

Species Groups sensu Libert, 1996:
abyssinica Group

L. abyssinica – L. angolanus – L. ducarmei – L. triangularis
bibulus Group

L. bibulus – L. kiellandi – L. laches – L. pseudobibulus – L. riftensis – L. sosia
durbani Group

L. durbani – L. intermedia – L. tanzanensis
emperamus Group

L. bamptoni – L. brimoides – L. divergens – L. dohertyi – L. emperamus – L. katangae – L. obscura – L. overlaeti – L. regularis – L. vuattouxi
exiguus Group

L. exiguus
jacksoni Group

L. jacksoni
reutlingeri Group

L. albimacula – L. brunea – L. jolyana – L. luna – L. magna – L. nigrocellularis – L. reutlingeri
Synonymy

Lachnocnemenea Sharp, [1888], in Zoological Record 24: 224 (incorrect subsequent spelling).

References

Fabricius, J.C. 1793. Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta. Secundun classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Tomus III. Pars I. C. G. Proft, Hafniae, [vi] + 487 pp. BHL. Reference page.
Hemming, A. F., 1960. Principles of selection of type species: selection of type species for seven genera of the family Lycaenidae. Annotationes lepidopterologicae (Part 1): 7–11. Reference page.
Libert, M. 1996. Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains. Revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (1) (Tome II): 185–202.
Libert, M. 1996. Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains: revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, deuxieme partie (1). (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (2) (Tome II): 367–386.
Libert, M. 1996. Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains: revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, troisieme partie. (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (3) (Tome I): 479–500.
Trimen, R., 1887. In Trimen, R. & Bowker, J.H. South-African butterflies: a monograph of the extra-tropical species. Vol. 2: Erycinidae and Lycaenidae. vi + 242 pp, pls 7–9. London. (Text, plates)Reference page.

Links

Type images: RMCA.
Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Lachnocnema Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page.


Lachnocnema, commonly called woolly legs, is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae found mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Identification requires dissection to reveal subtle genital distinctions.
Species

Listed alphabetically within species groups:[1][2][3]

Lachnocnema bibulus group
Lachnocnema bibulus (Fabricius, 1793) – common woolly legs
Lachnocnema kiellandi Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema laches (Fabricius, 1793) – southern pied woolly legs
Lachnocnema pseudobibulus Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema riftensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema sosia Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema durbani group
Lachnocnema durbani Trimen, 1887 – D'Urban's woolly legs
Lachnocnema intermedia Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema tanzaniensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema abyssinica group
Lachnocnema abyssinica Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema angolanus Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema ducarmei Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema triangularis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema jacksoni group
Lachnocnema jacksoni Stempffer, 1967
Lachnocnema emperamus group
Lachnocnema bamptoni Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema brimoides Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema divergens Gaede, 1915 – divergent woolly legs
Lachnocnema dohertyi Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema emperamus (Snellen, 1872) – common woolly legs or western woolly legs
Lachnocnema katangae Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema obscura Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema overlaeti Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema regularis (Libert, 1996) – regular woolly legs
Lachnocnema vuattouxi Libert, 1996 – western woolly legs
Lachnocnema reutlingeri group
Lachnocnema albimacula Libert, 1996 - Libert's large woolly legs
Lachnocnema brunea Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema jolyana Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema luna Druce, 1910 – Druce's large woolly legs
Lachnocnema magna Aurivillius, 1895 – large woolly legs
Lachnocnema nigrocellularis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema reutlingeri Holland, 1892 – Reutlinger's large woolly legs
Lachnocnema exiguus group
Lachnocnema exiguus Holland, 1890 – white woolly legs
Species group unknown
Lachnocnema congoensis Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema disrupta Talbot, 1935 – toothed white woolly legs
Lachnocnema inexpectata Libert, 1996
Lachnocnema unicolor Libert, 1996

References
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Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.

Libert, M. (1996a) Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains. Revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (1):185-202.
Libert, M. (1996b) Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains: revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, deuxieme partie (1). (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (2):367-386.
Libert, M. (1996c) Contribution a l'etude des Lycaenidae africains: revision du genre Lachnocnema Trimen, troisieme partie. (Lepidoptera Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 96 (3):479-500.
Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter. Plate XIII 65

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