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- Cigaritis allardi
- Cigaritis siphax
- Cigaritis zohra
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The cricumscription follows Larsen (2005), who believes that Cigaritis, Apharitis and Spindasis are ecologically and biogeographically distinct although closely-related genera. Other authors lump all three genera into Cigaritis (e. g., Heath, 1997).
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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