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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: Oxylidini
Genus: Oxylides
Species: (7)
O. albata – O. bella – O. binza – O. faunus – O. feminina – O. gloveri – O. stempfferi

Oxylides Hübner, J., 1816.

Type species: Papilio faunus Drury, [1773]: pl. 1, figs 4,5; by designation of Scudder, 1875: 234.

Collins, S.C., Congdon, T.C.E., Henning, G.A., Larsen, T.B. & Williams, M.C. 2014. A review of d’Abrera’s Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region – Part III (second edition), 2009 – Part 3 (Theclinae, Polyommatinae and Riodinidae). Metamorphosis 25(2): 109–122. PDF. Reference page.
Drury, D. 1770–1782. Illustrations of Natural History London, White. Vol.l (1770): xxviii+130+[2]pp, 50+1 pls, 4 figs; Vol.2 (1773): vii+90pp, 50 pls; Vol.3 (1782): vii+76pp, 50 pls. Vol.1; Vol.2; Vol.3. 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.
Hübner, J. 1816–1826. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge. Augsburg. Papilionoidea. BHL Reference page.
Libert, M., 2004. Revision du genre Oxylides Huebner (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Lambillionea 104 (2) (Tome I): 143–158. Reference page.
Scudder, S.H. 1875. Historical sketch of the generic names proposed for butterflies. Proc. amer. Soc. Arts Sci. Boston 10: 91–293. BHL Reference page.
Sharpe, E., 1904. On new species of butterflies from equatorial Africa. Entomologist. 37: 202-204. BHL. 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. 2007. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Downloaded from Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page.


Type images: RMCA.

Oxylides is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The members are Afrotropical. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner c. 1819

Oxylides albata (Aurivillius, 1895)
Oxylides bella Aurivillius, 1899
Oxylides binza Berger, 1981
Oxylides faunus (Drury, [1773])
Oxylides feminina (Sharpe, 1904)
Oxylides gloveri Hawker-Smith, 1929
Oxylides stempfferi Berger, 1981

Oxylides at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter. Plate XIII 67

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