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Keywords:

  • Barcode;
  • cytochrome oxidase c subunit I (COI);
  • Lepidoptera;
  • Lycaenidae;
  • reflective eye pattern;
  • taxonomy

Abstract

This paper proposes to split the Australian Polyommatini genus Erysichton Fruhstorfer, 1916 into two genera on the basis of molecular, morphological and early stage behavioral attributes. The utility of reflective eye pattern as a taxonomic character is discussed and a neotype of Lycaena lineata Murray, 1874 is designated.