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Taxon profile

family

skippers
Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  superfamily Hesperioidea - skippers

Images

Pyrgus carthami - Safflower Skipper

Pyrgus carthami - Safflower Skipper, male

Author: Ondřej Zicha

Carterocephalus palaemon - Chequered Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon - Chequered Skipper, female

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Functions restricted to taxon Hesperiidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 14

subfamily Pyrginae Burmeister, 1878 - spreadwing skippers
subfamily Heteropterinae Aurivillius, 1925 - skipperlings
subfamily Hesperiinae Latreille, 1809 - grass-skippers
subfamily Coeliadinae Evans, 1937 - policemen
subfamily Eudaminae Mabille, 1877
subfamily Euschemoninae Kirby, 1897
subfamily Megathyminae J.H. Comstock & A.B. Comstock, 1895
subfamily Pyrrhopyginae Mabille, 1877
subfamily Tagiadinae Mabille, 1878
subfamily Trapezitinae Waterhouse & Lyell, 1914

Unplaced taxa

genus Cyrina Hemming, 1939
genus Sancus Nicéville, 1891

Fossil taxa

genus Pamphilites Scudder, 1875
genus Thanatites Scudder, 1875

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [f0f98bee-b2c7-4593-852d-99121713b6d3]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Hesperiidae]
Data retrieved on: 20 February 2014
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Hesperiidae]
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Hesperiidae]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Hesperiidae]

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Explanations

extinct taxon