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Lycaena aeolus 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.:


Following Bozano & Weidenhoffer (2001), the typical subspecies is distributed in high altitudes in Afghanistan (Hindukush) and Kirghizia.


Subspecies aeolides is usually somewhat smaller. In the female, the upperside of the hindwing is usually darker and the submarginal red band is obsolete (Bozano & Weidenhoffer 2001).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