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Liptenini Röber 1892

Andrew V. Z. Brower taxon links [up-->]Mimeresia [up-->]Euthecta cooksoni [up-->]Cerautola [up-->]Deloneura [up-->]Eresinopsides bichroma [up-->]Mimacraea [up-->]Stempfferia [up-->]Pseudoneaveia jacksoni [up-->]Durbaniopsis [up-->]Pseuderesia [up-->]Falcuna [up-->]Cephetola [up-->]Iridana [up-->]Argyrocheila [up-->]Batelusia zebra [up-->]Epitolina [up-->]Teratoneura [up-->]Kakumia [up-->]Durbania [up-->]Eresiomera [up-->]Teriomima [up-->]Obania [up-->]Liptena [up-->]Cnodontes [up-->]Neoepitola [up-->]Cooksonia [up-->]Baliochila [up-->]Powellana cottoni [up-->]Geritola [up-->]Aethiopana [up-->]Epitola [up-->]Durbaniella [up-->]Phytala elais [up-->]Hewitsonia [up-->]Hypophytala [up-->]Micropentila [up-->]Larinopoda [up-->]Toxochitona [up-->]Tumerepedes flava [up-->]Neaveia lamborni [up-->]Eresina [up-->]Tetrarhanis [up-->]Citrinophila [down<--]Poritiinae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Poritiinae


An exclusively African tribe. The larvae of liptenines feed on lichens.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The sections of Liptenini are based on Eliot (1973). Larsen (2005) arranges these groups somewhat differently, but neither hypothesis is supported by a formal analysis.


Corbet, A. S., Pendlebury, H. M. & Eliot, J. N. 1992 The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society.

Eliot, J. N. 1973 The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28, 371-505, 6 pls.

Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

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