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Chrysoritis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Lycaenidae
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Lower classifications  Chrysoritis aureus, Chrysoritis pan, Chrysoritis oreas, Chrysoritis pyramus, Chrysoritis natalensis

Chrysoritis, commonly called opals or coppers, is a genus of butterflies in the Lycaenidae family found mainly in southern Africa and particularly South Africa.

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Species

Species of the genus include:

The chrysaor species group:

  • Chrysoritis aethon (Trimen, 1887) – Lydenburg opal
  • Chrysoritis aureus (van Son, 1966) – Heidelberg copper or golden opal
  • Chrysoritis lycegenes (Trimen, 1874) – Mooi River opal
  • Chrysoritis lyncurium (Trimen, 1868) – Tsomo River opal or Tsomo River copper
  • Chrysoritis midas (Pennington, 1962) – Midas opal
  • Chrysoritis natalensis (van Son, 1966) – Natal opal
  • Chrysoritis phosphor (Trimen, 1866) – scarce scarlet or golden flash
  • The chrysantas species group:

  • Chrysoritis chrysantas (Trimen, 1868) – Karoo daisy copper
  • The oreas species group:

  • Chrysoritis dicksoni (Gabriel, 1947) – Dickson's copper or Dickson's strandveld copper
  • Chrysoritis oreas (Trimen, 1891) – Drakensberg copper or Drakensberg daisy copper
  • The pyroeis species group:

  • Chrysoritis felthami (Trimen, 1904) – Feltham's opal
  • Chrysoritis pyroeis (Trimen, 1864) – sand-dune opal
  • The thysbe species group:

  • Chrysoritis adonis (Pennington, 1962) – Adonis opal
  • Chrysoritis aridus (Pennington, 1953) – Namaqua opal
  • Chrysoritis azurius (Swanepoel, 1975) – azure opal
  • Chrysoritis beaufortius (Dickson, 1966) – Beaufort's opal
  • Chrysoritis beulah (Quickelberge, 1966) – Beulah's opal
  • Chrysoritis blencathrae (Heath & Ball, 1992) – Waaihoek opal
  • Chrysoritis braueri (Pennington, 1967) – Brauer's opal
  • Chrysoritis brooksi Riley, 1938 – Brook's opal
  • Chrysoritis chrysaor (Trimen, 1864) – golden copper or burnished opal
  • Chrysoritis daphne (Dickson, 1975) – Daphne's opal
  • Chrysoritis endymion (Pennington, 1962) – Endymion opal
  • Chrysoritis irene (Pennington, 1968) – Irene's opal
  • Chrysoritis nigricans (Aurivillius, 1924) – dark opal
  • Chrysoritis orientalis (Swanepoel, 1976) – eastern opal
  • Chrysoritis palmus (Stoll, [1781]) – water opal
  • Chrysoritis pan (Pennington, 1962) – Pan opal
  • Chrysoritis pelion (Pennington, 1953) – Machacha opal
  • Chrysoritis penningtoni (Riley, 1938) – Pennington's opal
  • Chrysoritis perseus (Henning, 1977) – Perseus opal
  • Chrysoritis plutus (Pennington, 1967) – Plutus opal
  • Chrysoritis pyramus (Pennington, 1953) – Pyramus opal
  • Chrysoritis rileyi (Dickson, 1966) – Riley's opal
  • Chrysoritis swanepoeli (Dickson, 1965) – Swanepoel's opal
  • Chrysoritis thysbe (Linnaeus, 1764) – opal copper or common opal
  • Chrysoritis trimeni (Riley, 1938) – Trimen's opal
  • Chrysoritis turneri (Riley, 1938) – Turner's opal
  • Chrysoritis uranus (Pennington, 1962) – Uranus opal
  • Chrysoritis violescens (Dickson, 1971) – violet opal
  • The zeuxo species group:

  • Chrysoritis coetzeri Dickson & Wykeham, 1994 (may be included in C. zonarius)
  • Chrysoritis cotrelli – Cotrell's daisy copper (may be included in C. zeuxo)
  • Chrysoritis zeuxo (Linnaeus, 1764) – jitterbug daisy copper
  • Chrysoritis zonarius (Riley, 1938) – donkey daisy copper
  • Poecilmitis

    Formerly separated in genus Poecilmitis:

  • Poecilmitis adonis now C. adonis
  • Poecilmitis aureus now C. aureus
  • Poecilmitis azurius now C. azurius
  • Poecilmitis balli now C. pyramus balli
  • Poecilmitis daphne now C. daphne
  • Poecilmitis endymion now C. endymion
  • Poecilmitis henningi now C. pan henningi
  • Poecilmitis hyperion now C. swanepoeli hyperion
  • Poecilmitis irene now C. irene
  • Poecilmitis kaplani now C. beaufortius stepheni
  • Poecilmitis lyncurium now C. lyncurium
  • Poecilmitis lyndseyae now C. thysbe bamptoni
  • Poecilmitis orientalis now C. orientalis
  • Poecilmitis pan now C. pan
  • Poecilmitis penningtoni now C. penningtoni
  • Poecilmitis pyramus now C. pyramus
  • Poecilmitis rileyi now C. rileyi
  • Poecilmitis stepheni now C. beaufortius stepheni
  • Poecilmitis swanepoeli now C. swanepoeli
  • Poecilmitis trimeni now C. trimeni
  • Poecilmitis wykehami now C. turneri wykehami
  • References

    Chrysoritis Wikipedia


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