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Taxon profile

superfamily

Papilionoidea Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  falanga Ditrysia

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

family Papilionidae Latreille, 1802 - swallowtails and apollos
Tertiary: Chattian – recent
family Pieridae Swainson, 1820 - tip butterflies
family Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 - brushfoots
Tertiary: Eocene – recent
family Lycaenidae Leach, 1815 - gossamer-winged butterflies
family Riodinidae Grote, 1895 - metalmarks

Fossil taxa

family Lycaenites Rebel, 1898
genus Lithopsyche Butler, 1889 inc.sed.
genus Riodinella Durden & Rose, 1978 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [2caccdda-c758-49e4-a096-583ffe43e196]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Papilionoidea]
Data retrieved on: 21 February 2014

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Explanations

extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon