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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: Tomarini
Genus: Tomares
Species: (7) per Tshikolovets, V., 2011 + (2) per Savela, M., Funet.
T. ballus – T. callimachus – T. desinens – T. fedtschenkoi – T. mauritanicus – T. nesimachus – T. nogelii – T. romanovi – T. telemachus
Name

Tomares Rambur, 1840: 261.

Type Species: by monotypy, Papilio ballus Fabricius, 1787: 80.
Synonymy

Tomares Rambur, 1840: 261.
Tomares Hübner, 1840 [sic]; Hemming, 1967: 446; Eliot, 1973: 439.

Tomares ballus mascle

Tomares ballus, male, Tàrrega, Lleida.

References

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.
Fabricius, J.C. 1787. Mantissa insectorum, sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus. Vol. 2: 382 pp. Christ. Gottl. Proft, Hafniae. BHL Reference page.
Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9: 1-509.Reference page.
Rambur, J. P. 1837–1840. Faune entomologique de l'Andalousie. (Vol. 2): (1), pls.14–15,18 (1837); (2): 1–16, pls.1–4 (1838); (3): 17–96, pls. 6–7,9,11 (1838); (4): 97–176, pls. 5,8,10,12,17 (1839); (5): 177–336 (1840). Reference page.
Tshikolovets, V.V., 2011. Butterflies of Europe & the Mediterranean Area Tshikolovets Publications, Pardubice, Czech Republic. ISBN 9788090490000. Reference page.

Tomares is a genus of lycaenid butterflies. They are presently the only genus in the tribe Tomarini. As not all Theclinae have been assigned to tribes, this is preliminary however. The species are found in the Palearctic.
Species

Tomares ballus Fabricius, 1787 - Provence hairstreak or cardenillo - Iberian Peninsula, Northern Africa, Mediterranean France
Tomares callimachus (Eversmann, 1848) Iran, Iraq, Caucasus
Tomares desinens Nekrutenko & Effendi, 1980 Azerbaijan
Tomares fedtschenkoi (Erschoff, 1874) Afghanistan, northern Pakistan
Tomares mauretanicus (Lucas, 1849) - Moroccan hairstreak - northern Africa
Tomares nogelii (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine
Tomares romanovi (Christoph, 1882) Armenia, Turkey, Iran
Tomares telemachus Zhdanko, 2000 Kopet-Dagh
Tomares fedtschenkoi Erschoff, 1874 Uzbekistan

External links

"Tomares Rambur, 1840" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
Butterfly Conservation Armenia

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