Tomares (butterfly)

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Tomares mauritanicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Rambur, 1840

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Tomares is a genus of lycaenid butterflies. They are presently the only genus in the tribe Tomarini. As not all Theclinae have been assigned to tribes, this is preliminary however. The species are found in the Palearctic.

In biology, a tribe is a taxonomic rank above genus, but below family and subfamily. It is sometimes subdivided into subtribes.

Theclinae subfamily of insects

The subfamily Theclinae is a group of butterflies, including the hairstreaks, elfins and allies, in the family Lycaenidae. There are many tropical species as well as a number found in the Americas. Tropical hairstreaks often have iridescent blue coloration above, caused by reflected light from the structure of the wing scales rather than by pigment. Hairstreaks from North America are commonly brown above. Few Theclinae are migratory. Members of this group are described as 'thecline'.


<i>Tomares ballus</i> species of insect

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Tomares mauretanicus, the Moroccan hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.

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