SkippersAndrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.close box
The hypothesis of relationships is based on the combined morphological/molecular cladistic analysis of Warren et al. (in prep.).
Ackery, P. R., R. de Jong, and R. I. Vane-Wright. 1999. The butterflies: Hedyloidea, Hesperioidea, and Papilionoidea. Pages 264-300 in: Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies. 1. Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbook of Zoology Vol. IV, Part 35. N. P. Kristensen, ed. De Gruyter, Berlin and New York.
Warren, A. D., J. Ogawa and A. V. Z. Brower. (in preparation). Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea).
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Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Warren, Andrew. 2007. Hesperiidae http://tolweb.org/Hesperiidae/12028/2007.04.19 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Skippers. Version 19 April 2007 (under construction).