subgenus PlebejusAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Plebejus aegidon
- Plebejus argus
- Plebejus baroghila
- Plebejus corsicus
- Plebejus eversmanni
- Plebejus firuskuhi
- Plebejus hypochiona
- Plebejus kwaja
- Plebejus saepiolus
The current groupings are based on a not entirely satisfactory attempt at synthesis of several sources. Different authors recognize different circumscriptions of Plebejus: Tuzov et al. (1997) consider many of the "subgenera" to be distinct genera; Lamas (2004) views Aricia as distinct but subsumes most others, and Butterflies of America (Pelham) makes Aricia a synonym of Plebejus. It is not even completely clear that these different circumscriptions make a congruent division of species between Plebejus s. l. and Polyommatus s. l., particularly for the MANY central Asian taxa that have been described in recent years.
Lamas, G. (ed.) 2004 Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Tuzov, V. K., Bogdanov, P. V., Devyatkin, A. L., Kaabak, L. V., Korolev, V. A., Murzin, V. S., Samodurov, G. D. & Tarasov, E. A. 1997 Guide to the butterflies of Russia and adjacent territories (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera). Sofia: Pensoft.
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