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Sidima Eliot & Kawazoe 1983

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Polyommatini


According to Vane-Wright and de Jong (2003), the four species are each endemic to a different group of islands: S. idamis to Sumatra, S. murayamai to Luzon and Mindanao, S. sulawesiana to Sulawesi, and S. amarylde to New Guinea (the latter is not mentioned in Parsons (1999).


Eliot, J. N. and Kawazoé, A. 1983 Blue butterflies of the Lycaenopsis group. British Museum (Natural History), London.

Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.

Vane-Wright, R. I. & de Jong, R. 2003 The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343, 1-267.

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