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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: Amblypodiini
Genus: Myrina
Species: M. anettae – M. dermaptera – M. sharpei – M. silenus – M. subornata

Myrina Fabricius, 1807

Myrina Redtenbacher, 1868 [nom. praeocc., see Genus: Allomyrina Arrow, 1911: 153, nom. nov.]


Type images: RMCA.

Myrina is a purely Afrotropical genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae containing a total of five species.[1]


Myrina anettae De Fleury, 1924
Myrina dermaptera (Wallengren, 1857)
Myrina sharpei Bethune-Baker, 1906
Myrina silenus (Fabricius, 1775)
Myrina subornata Lathy, 1903


Early authors often named insects for classical figures. This one is named for Myrina, queen of the Amazons.

Williams, Mark C. Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical region, (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) CD encyclopaedia 2002

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