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Hesperiinae incertae sedis

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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Containing group: Hesperiinae


This group of genera forms a paraphyletic grade between Aeromachini and the remaining hesperiine tribes in the combined analysis of Warren et al (2009). Almost all the genera occur in the Old World tropics, but the former New World subfamily "Megathyminae" (giant skippers, composed of Aegiale, Agathymus, Megathymus, Stallingsia, Turnerina) appears to be nested well within this group. Given the weak support for clades and relatively limited sampling to date, we have chosen to present these genera as an alphabetical list, pending further study.


Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2008 Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea). Cladistics 24, 642-676.

Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2009 Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data. Systematic Entomology 34, 467-523.

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Scientific Name Iambrix salsala
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2007 Ryan Brookes
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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