CoppersAndrew V. Z. Brower
The smallest of the three "derived" lycaenid subfamilies, and sister to the diverse Theclinae, according to Eliot (1973). The coppers are mainly Holarctic, with some tropical representatives.
Bozano, G. C. & Weidenhofer, Z. 2001 Guide to the butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Lycaenidae part I: Subfamily Lycaeninae. Guide to the butterflies of the Palearctic Region. Milan: Omnes Artes.
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.
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