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Genus Polyommatus

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Genus Polyommatus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polyommatus Latreille, 1804. Type species: Papilio icarus Rottemburg

There are about 16 generic synonyms; not listed here.
Range
Eurasia and northermost Africa, with one species (Plebejus icarus) introduced into North America.
Internet References
Polyommatus at Markku Savela's website