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Chrysozephyrus Shirozu & Yamamoto 1956

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Theclini


A diverse east Asian hairstreak genus, ranging from Russia to northern India.


The generic name Dipsas Westwood [1851] was traditionally applied to this genus, until it was recognized to be an unavailable junior homonym of Dipsas Laurentius 1768. However, the type species of Westwood's name has been split out into the monotypic genus Thermozephyrus Inomata and Itagaki 1986, so the name is now associated with that taxon.

Yoshino (2001) has broken with the general trend and synonymized a number of recently described species.


Yoshino, K. 2001 Notes on Chrysozephyrus marginatus Howarth (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) and related speceis from China. Futao 38, 2-8.

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Scientific Name Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus esakii
Location Taiwan
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source 碧翠灰蝶(江崎綠小灰蝶)Chrysozephyrus esakii (Sonan)
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