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Lycaena aeolus Wyatt, 1961

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lycaena aeolus Wyatt, 1961: 17.
Type locality: Afghanistan, Hindukush mts., Anjuman valley, Bala Quran, 14.300 ft.
Type: Holotype : Bala Quran, Anjuman Valley, Hindu Kush Mts., Afghanistan, 14,300 ft., 4 August 1960

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Lycaena aeolides Churkin, 1999. Type locality: Tajikistan, Fanskie mts., 15 km SW from Modovra v., Kulikalon lake, 3200 m. Subspecies.


Following Bozano & Weidenhoffer (2001), the species is distributed in high altitudes in Afghanistan (Hindukush), Kirghizia and Tajikistan (Pamir, Zeravshan range, Fanskie mts.)


The male is recognized by its dove-grey underside (Bozano & Weidenhoffer 2001).

Worth knowing:


Bozano, G. C. & Z. Weidenhoffer 2001. Guide to the Butterflies of the Palaearctic Region. Lycaenidae I, Subfamily Lycaeninae. Omnesa Artes, Milano, 62 pp.
Wyatt, C. W. 1961. Additions to the Rhopalocera of Afghanistan with descriptions of new species and subspecies. Journal of the Lepidopterists´ Society 15: 1-18.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2017.01.15
not reviewed