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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: Theclinae
Tribus: Arhopalini
Genus: Flos
Species: F. abseus – F. adriana – F. anniella – F. apidanus – F. arca – F. areste – F. asoka – F. bungo – F. chinensis – F. diardi – F. fulgida – F. iriya – F. kuehni – F. morphina – F. setsuroi

Flos Doherty, 1889: 412.

Type species: Papilio apidanus Cramer, [1777].

Cramer, P. 1775–1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, Parts 1–3. Pt.1 [1775]: xxx+16, 1–132, pls 1–84; [1776]: 133–156, pls 85–96; Pt.2 [1777]: 1–152, pls 97–192; Pt.3 [1779]: 1–104, pls 193–252; [1780]: 105–176, pls 253–288; Pt.4 [1780]: 1–246, pls 289–400. Reference page.
Doherty, W., 1889. On certain Lycaenidae from Lower Tenasserim. J. asiat. Soc. Beng. 58(4): 409–440, pl.23. text, plate. 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.
Evans, W.H. 1957. A revision of the Arhopala group of oriental lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology 5(3): 85–141. BHL Reference page.
Hayashi, H. 1981. New Lycaenid butterflies from the Philippines. Tyô to Ga 32(1,2): 63–82. DOI: 10.18984/lepid.32.1-2_63 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.

Flos is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The species of this genus are commonly known as plushblues and are found in the Indomalayan realm.
Close wing position of Flos adriana – variegated plushblue in Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India

Flos diardi (Hewitson, 1862) - shining plushblue, bifid plushblue
Flos fulgida (Hewitson, 1863) - shining plushblue
Flos bungo Evans, 1957
Flos kuehni (Röber, 1887) - Kuehn's plushblue
Flos anniella (Hewitson, 1862)
Flos apidanus (Cramer, [1777]) - plain pushblue
Flos arca (de Nicéville, [1893])
Flos iriya (Fruhstorfer, 1914)
Flos adriana (de Nicéville, [1884]) - variegated plushblue
Flos asoka (de Nicéville, [1884])
Flos areste (Hewitson, 1862) - tailless plushblue
Flos chinensis (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) - Chinese plushblue
Flos morphina (Distant, 1884)
Flos setsuroi Hayashi, 1981
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.

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