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Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Lycaenidae > Subfamily: Theclinae > Tribe: Iolaini > Genus: Iolaus

Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire)
Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire) male, Palmiet. [photo Steve Woodhall ]
Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire) Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire)

Iolaus silas (Southern sapphire) male (left) and female (right), Palmiet. [photos Steve Woodhall ]