Figure 6, Tuxentius carana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Tribe: Polyommatini
Genus: Tuxentius
Larsen, 1982
11 species

Tuxentius is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. They are commonly known as pied Pierrots or pies. Contained in this genus are the African species formerly placed in Castalius, except the blue-eyed Pierrot (sometimes called blue pied Pierrot) which is separated in Zintha.[1]


The members of genus Tuxentius are:[1]


  1. 1 2 Brower (2008), and see references in Savela (2007)
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