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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: Polyommatinae
Tribus: Lycaenesthini
Genera (5): AntheneCupidesthesMonileNeurellipesTriclema

Lycaenesthini Toxopeus, 1929: 218, (as "Lycaenesthinae").

Type genus: Lycaenesthes Moore, 1866: 773.
stat. n. by Eliot, 1973: 442.


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.
Libert, M., 2010. Révision des Anthene africains (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). ABRI Lambillionea, 1-420. Reference page.
Moore, F., [1866]. On the lepidopterous insects of Bengal. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(3): 755–823, 3 pls. text, plates. Reference page.
Toxopeus, L.J. 1929. De Riodinidae en Lycaenidae van het eiland Java (Lycaenidae Australasiae VI). Entomologisk tidskrift 72: 215-244. BHL Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Ciliate Blues, Hairtails
中文: 尖角灰蝶族

Lycaenesthini is a tribe of lycaenid butterflies in the subfamily Polyommatinae.

Anthene Doubleday, 1847 − ciliate blues or hairtails
Cupidesthes Aurivillius, 1895


Polyommatinae at Markku Savela's website on Lepidoptera

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