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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: Luciini
Genus: Paralucia
Species: P. aurifer – P. pyrodiscus – P. spinifera

Paralucia Waterhouse & Turner, 1905: 802.

Type species: Lucia pyrodiscus Rosenstock, 1885: 377.

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. 
Waterhouse, G.A. & Turner, R.E. 1905. Notes on Australian Rhopalocera: Lycaenidae, 4. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 29(4): 798–804. BHL Reference page. 

Paralucia is a genus of butterflies endemic to Australia and belonging to the family Lycaenidae. The caterpillars feed on Bursaria and sometimes Pittosporum species and co-habit with ants of the genera Anonychomyrma and Notoncus.[2]

The genus includes the following three species:

Bright copper, Paralucia aurifera
Fiery copper, Paralucia pyrodiscus
Bathurst copper, Paralucia spinifera


Paralucia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
Braby, Michael F. (2000). Butterflies of Australia: Their Identification, Biology and Distribution. Csiro Publishing. p. 1285. ISBN 978-0-643-10292-7.

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