Famegana alsulus taiwana (Sonan, 1938:254)

Taiwan black-spotted grass blue, Black star kyi blue butterfly, Black star kyi lycaenidae



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Zizera taiwana Sonan, 1938:254 (original combination)


Invalid (synonym of Famegana nisa) (Hsu, 2020)


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of Famegana nisa) (Hsu, 2020). Formerly considered missing.



Taiwan (=Formosa)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sonan, J. (1938). Notes on some butterflies from Formosa (5). Zephyrus 7: 250-275, 1 pl. [In Japanese]


Other references:

Hsu, Yu-Feng. (2020). The identity of Alfred Wallace’s mysterious butterfly taxon Lycaena nisa solved: Famegana nisa comb. nov., a senior synonym of F. alsulus (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae). ZooKeys 966: 153-162.


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