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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

Subfamilia: Polyommatinae
Tribus (4): Candalidini - Lycaenesthini - Niphandini - Polyommatini

Overview of genera (excluding Polyommatini)

Anthene – Candalides – Cupidesthes – Monile – Nesolycaena – Neurellipes – Niphanda – Triclema – Zetona


Polyommatinae Swainson, 1827.

Type genus: Polyommatus Latreille, 1804.
Primary references

Latreille, P.A. 1804. Nouv. Dict. Hist. nat. 24(6): 185, 200.
Swainson, W.J., 1827. A sketch of the natural affinities of the Lepidoptera Diurna of Latreille. Philosophical Magazine (2) 1(3). BHL: 180–188. Reference page.
Swainson, W.J. 1829–1833. Zoological Illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new rare or interesting animals Series 2, Volumes 1–2. Vol. 1 BHL Vol. 2 BHL DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.42278 Reference page.

Additional references

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.
Stradomsky, B.V. 2016. A molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Polyommatinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 12(1): 145–156. PDF. Reference page.


694105 Polyommatinae – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
English: Polyommatinae
français: Polyommatinae
日本語: ヒメシジミ亜科
中文: 眼灰蝶亚科

Polyommatinae, the blues, are a diverse subfamily of gossamer-winged butterflies (family Lycaenidae).

This subfamily was long used to assign taxa of unclear relationships, and its contents and phylogeny are still in need of revision. The following four tribes are generally recognized within Polyommatinae,[1] with Polyommatini comprising most of the genera and species:

Candalidini Eliot 1973
Lycaenesthini Toxopeus 1929
Niphandini Eliot 1973
Polyommatini Swainson 1827



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