Thailand Lycaenidae Sub-families Overview


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The Lycaenidae is comprised of eight subfamilies: the Riodininae, the Portitiinae, the Liphyrinae. the Miletinae, the Curetinae, the Polyommatinae, the Lycaeninae and the Theclinae.

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Riodininae: Punchinellos, Punches, Judies, Harlequins and Columbine.

 

punchinello
punchinello
punch
punch
judy
judy
harlequin
harlequin
columbine
columbine

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Portitiinae: Gems, Emerald, Brilliants and Bluejohns.

 

gem
gem
gem
gem
brilliant
brilliant
brilliant
brilliant
 

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Liphyrinae: Moth Butterfly. (No images available for the species within this subfamily.)

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Miletinae: Brownies, Darkies, Mottles, Taraka Pierrots and Apefly.

 

brownie
brownie
darkie
darkie
Taraka pierrot
Taraka sp. pierrot
apefly
apefly
 

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Curetinae: Sunbeams.

 

sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam
sunbeam

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Polyommatinae: Group 1: Pierrots, Cupids, Quakers and Malayan.

  pierrot
pierrot
pierrot
pierrot
cupid
cupid
cupid
cupid
quaker
quaker

 

malayan
malayan
     

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Polyommatinae: Group 2: Blues, Albocerulean, Jewels, Forget-me-not, Peablue, Ceruleans, Fourlines, Sixlines, Lineblues, Singleton and Niphanda Pierrots.

 

blue
blue
blue
blue
albocerrulean
albocerulean
quaker
forget-me-not
peablue
peablue
  cerulean
cerulean
cerulean
cerulean
lineblue
lineblue
lineblue
lineblue
singleton
singleton
  Niphanda sp. peirrot
Niphanda sp. pierrot
       

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Lycaeninae: Sapphires.

 

sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
sapphire
 

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Theclinae Group 1: Hairstreaks, Silverlines, Oakblues, Bushblues, Plushblues, Blues and Tinsels.

  silverline
silverline
oakblue
oakblue
bushblue
bushblue
plushblue
plushblue
tinsel
tinsel

 

Family: Lycaenidae:
Subfamily Theclinae Group 2: Yams, Yamflies, Imperials, Posies, Onyxs, Royals, Flashes, Witch, Tits, Cornelians, Sparks, Plane and Plush.

  yam
yam
yamfly
yamfly
imperial
imperial
imperial
imperial
posy
posy
  onyx
onyx
royal
royal
royal
royal
royal
royal
flash
flash
  witch
witch
tit
tit
tit
tit
cornelian
cornelian
plane
plane
  plush
plush