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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: Hypolycaenini
Genus: Hemiolaus
H. caeculus – H. ceres – H. cobaltina – H. maryra

Hemiolaus Aurivillius, [1922].

Type-species: Jolaus caeculus Hopffer, 1855, by subsequent designation (Stempffer & Bennett, 1958: 1254).

Iolaus (Hemiolaus); Stempffer and Bennett, 1958: 1254.
Hypolycaena (Hemiolaus); Henning, 1994: 161.
Hemiolaus, Iolaini; Eliot, 1973: 437.
Hemiolaus, Hypolycaenini; Larsen, 1991: 201; Lees et al, 2003.


Aurivillius, C. 1908–1925. In: Seitz, A., 1908–25. Die Großschmetterlinge des Afrikanischen Faunengebietes. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 13: 1-613, pls. 1-80. Reference page.
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.
Henning, G. A., 1994. In Pringle, E.L.L., Henning, G.A. & Ball, J.B. [Eds] 1994. Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, 2nd ed. Struik Winchester, Cape Town: 1–800. Reference page.
Hopffer, C., 1855. Lepidoptera Diurna. Berichte uber die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855: 639–643. BHL. Reference page.
Larsen, T.B., 1991. The Butterflies of Kenya and their Natural History. Oxford University Press, Oxford: i-xxii, 1-490. Reference page.
Lees, D.C., Kremen, C., & Raharitsimba, H. 2003. Lepidoptera: Systematics and diversity. In: Goodman, S.M., & Benstead, J.P. [Eds]. The Natural History of Madagascar. University of Chicago Press, 1709 pp. Chapter pagination: 748–761. Reference page.
Stempffer, H. & Bennett, N.H. 1958. Revision des genres appartenant au groupe des Iolaus (Lep. Lycaenidae). (Premiere Partie). Bulletin de la l’Institut Francais d’Afrique Noire (A) 20: 1243–1347. Reference page.
Stempffer, H. 1967. The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), entomology. Supplement 10: 322pp, 1pl. BHL Reference page.


Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies.

Hemiolaus is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae.

Hemiolaus caeculus (Hopffer, 1855)
Hemiolaus ceres (Hewitson, 1865)
Hemiolaus cobaltina (Aurivillius, 1899)
Hemiolaus maryra (Mabille, [1887])

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