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Hesperiinae Latreille 1809

Grass Skippers

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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taxon links [down<--]Hesperiidae [up-->]Aeromachini [up-->]Moncini [up-->]Hesperiini [up-->]Anthoptini [up-->]Calpodini [up-->]Thymelicini [up-->]Taractrocerini [up-->]Baorini Not Monophyletic [up-->]Erionotini Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain extinct icon Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain extinct icon Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Hesperiidae

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The hypothesis of relationships is based upon the combined molecular and morphological dataset of Warren et al (in prep.).

References

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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Scientific Name Ancyloxypha numitor
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Scientific Name Polites coras
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA


University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Andrew V. Z. Brower at and Andrew Warren at

Citing this page:

Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Warren, Andrew. 2007. Hesperiinae Latreille 1809. Grass Skippers. Version 04 March 2007 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Hesperiinae/12155/2007.03.04 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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