The Carnivorous ButterfliesAndrew V. Z. Brower
Larvae of miletines are either carnivorous or feed on the secretions of Homoptera. None of them are phytophagous (Eliot 1973, 1992).
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsEliot (1992, in Corbet & Pendlebury) reduced the subfamily Liphyrinae to a tribe within Miletinae.
Corbet AS, Pendlebury HM, and Eliot JN. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
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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