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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: Liphyrini
Genus: Aslauga
Species: A. abri – A. atrophifurca – A. aura – A. australis – A. bella – A. bitjensis – A. bouyeri – A. camerunica – A. confusa – A. ernesti – A. febe – A. gallmannae – A. guineensis – A. imitans – A. kallimoides – A. karamoja – A. katangana – A. lamborni – A. larseni – A. latifurca – A. marginalis – A. marshalli – A. modesta – A. orientalis – A. pandora – A. prouvosti – A. purpurascens – A. satyroides – A. tanga – A. vininga
Name

Aslauga Kirby, 1890
Synonymy

Egumbia Bethune-Baker, 1924
Paraslauga Bethune-Baker, 1924
Euliphyrodes Romieux, 1937.

References

Eliot, J.N. 1973: The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology, 28: 371–505.
Libert, M. & Collins, S.C. 2013. Description of two new species of African Lycaenidae in the collection of the African Butterfly Research Institute. Metamorphosis 24(1): 3–6. full article (PDF). Reference page.
Sáfián, S. 2015. Aslauga larseni (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Miletinae), a unique new species from the Nimba Mountains, Liberia. Metamorphosis 26: 26–29. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Mark C. Williams, 2008, Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperoidea.

Aslauga is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. They are associated with other insects and found only in the Afrotropical realm. They are small usually grey-blue or grey-purple butterflies with a distinctive, but widely varied wing shape, especially pronounced in A. pandora.[1] They are forest butterflies of the Congolian forests and Lower Guinean forests.

Original description by William Forsell Kirby:

"Wings short and broad, very densely scaled; anterior wings strongly curved outwards in the middle of the hind margin; posterior wings with a concavity on the inner margin at the anal angle. Anterior wings with the subcostal nervure five-branched, the first two branches emitted near together before the end of the cell and parallel, the other three short and emitted near the apex of the wing; the third and fourth parallel, running into the costa before the apex, the fifth running to the hind margin just below the apex".[2]
Species

Aslauga abri Collins & Libert, 1997
Aslauga atrophifurca Cottrell, 1981
Aslauga aura Druce, 1913
Aslauga australis Cottrell, 1981
Aslauga bella Bethune-Baker, 1913
Aslauga bitjensis Bethune-Baker, 1925
Aslauga bouyeri Libert, 1994
Aslauga camerunica Stempffer, 1969
Aslauga confusa Libert, 1994
Aslauga ernesti (Karsch, 1895)
Aslauga febe (Libert, 1994)
Aslauga guineensis Collins & Libert, 1997
Aslauga imitans Libert, 1994
Aslauga kallimoides Schultze, 1912
Aslauga karamoja (Libert, 1994)
Aslauga katangana (Romieux, 1937)
Aslauga lamborni Bethune-Baker, 1914
Aslauga latifurca Cottrell, 1981
Aslauga marginalis Kirby, 1890
Aslauga marshalli Butler, 1898
Aslauga modesta Schultze, 1923
Aslauga orientalis Cottrell, 1981
Aslauga pandora Druce, 1913
Aslauga prouvosti Libert & Bouyer, 1997
Aslauga purpurascens Holland, 1890
Aslauga satyroides Libert, 1994
Aslauga tanga Libert & Collins, 1997
Aslauga vininga (Hewitson, 1875)

References

"Aslauga". BOLD.

Kirby,W.F., 1890 Descriptions of new Species of African Lycaenidae, chiefly from the Collections of Dr Staudinger and Mr Henley Grose Smith Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 6 (33): 261-274

Libert, M. 1994. Contribution à l’étude des Lycaenidae africains: Mise au point sur le genre Aslauga Kirby. Lambillionea, 94 (3) : 411–434.

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