Axiocerses punicea Grose-Smith, 1889.
Type locality: Kenya: “Neighbourhood of Mombasa, East Coast of Africa”.
- Grose-Smith, H., 1889c. Descriptions of twenty-four new species of butterflies captured by Mr. Last in the neighbourhood of Mombasa, East Coast of Africa, in the collection of Mr. H. Grose-Smith. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 3: 121–137. BHL. Reference page.
- Henning, G. A. & Henning, S. F., 1996. A review of the genus Axiocerses Hübner (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), with descriptions of nine new species and three new subspecies. Metamorphosis: Occasional Supplement 1, 48pp. (PDF) Reference page.
- Stempffer, H. 1967. The genera of the African Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology. Supplement 10: 322pp, 1pl. BHL Reference page.
- Williams, M. C., 2008. Checklist of Afrotropical Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. 7th Edn. (April 2007). Axiocerses Afrotropical Butterflies. Reference page.