Leptotes mandersi (Druce, 1907)

Mauritius blue



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cyclyrius mandersi (Druce, 1907)


Conservation Status






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Original scientific description:

Druce, Hamilton Herbert. (1907). Description of an apparently new Lycaenid from Mauritius. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7) 20: 219-220.


Other references:

Florens, B. and Probst, J-M. (1995). Liste commentée des papillons diurnes observes a l’Ile aux Aigrettes (Ile Maurice). Bulletin Phaethon 1: 22-25.

Fric, Z.F., Maresova, J., Kadlec, T., Tropek, R., Pyrcz, T.W. & Wiemers, M., 2019. World travellers: phylogeny and biogeography of the butterfly genus Leptotes (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Systematic Entomology 44(3): 652-665.

Lawrence, M. J. (2016). Recent butterfly observations from Mauritius. Metamorphosis 27: 6-14.

Libert, M. (2011). Notes sur les genre Leptotes Scudder, 1876. Lambillionea 111(1): 53-66.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (2017). Mauritius butterflies revisited: short faunal survey reveals a new record for the Mascarene fauna – Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer). Metamorphosis 28: 16-21.

Williams, J. R. (1989). Butterflies of Mauritius. Precigraph, Pailles. 44 pp.

Williams, J. R. (2007). Butterflies of Mauritius, 2nd edition. Bioculture Press. 48 pp.


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