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Apharitis Riley 1925

the Leopard Silverlines

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Aphnaeinae


Apharitis occurs in the eremic zone of north Africa, the Middle East and India (Lrson 2005). Larvae are associated with Crematogaster ants.


Heath (1997) included this genus within Cigaritis.

Other Names for Apharitis Riley 1925


Ackery, P. R., Smith, C. R. & Vane-Wright, R. I. (ed.) 1995 Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Heath, A. 1997 A review of the African genera of the tribe Aphnaeini (Lepidoptera; Lycaenidae). Metamorphosis, Occasional Supplement 2, 1-60.

Larsen, T. B. 1991 The butterflies of Kenya and their natural history. Oxford, U. K.: Oxford University Press.

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

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