Taxon profile


Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809

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


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: 12

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

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 [], 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]

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.



extinct taxon