Grass Skippers


Grass Skippers

Taxobox
name = Grass Skippers



image_width = 240px
image_caption = Zabulon Skipper, "Poanes zabulon"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Lepidoptera
superfamilia = Hesperioidea
familia = Hesperiidae
subfamilia = Hesperiinae
subdivision_ranks = Tribes
subdivision =
Ampittiini
Ancistroidini
Astictopterini
Gegenini
Hesperiini
Taractrocerini
Thymelini and see text

Grass Skippers is the English name for butterflies of the subfamily Hesperiinae, part of the Skipper family.

Hesperiinae larvae feed on grasses and sedges.They hold their wings partially open while resting, with the front wings and hind wings held at different angles. They are usually orange, rust, or brown in colour.

External Links

* [http://www.tolweb.org/Hesperiinae/12155 TOL]
* [http://www.metafro.be/lepidoptera/browse?family=Hesperiinae RMCA] Images of types.
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/hesperiinae/ Flickr]

Genera "incertae sedis"

These grass skipper genera have not yet been assigned to tribes:

"Acada"
"Acerbas"
"Acleros"
"Actinor"
"Adlerodea"
"Adopaeoides"
"Agathymus"
"Aides"
"Alera"
"Amblyscirtes"
"Anatrytone"
"Ancyloxypha"
"Andronymus"
"Ankola"
"Anthoptus"
"Apaustus"
"Appia"
"Argon"
"Arita"
"Arnetta"
"Aroma"
"Arotis"
"Arrhenes"
"Artines"
"Artitropa"
"Asbolis"
"Atalopedes"
"Atrytone"
"Atrytonopsis"
"Banta"
"Baracus"
"Bruna"
"Brusa"
"Buzyges"
"Caenides"
"Caligulana"
"Callimormus"
"Calpodes"
"Cantha"
"Carystina"
"Carystoides"
"Carystus"
"Ceratrichia"
"Chalcone"
"Chloeria"
"Chondrolepis"
"Choranthus"
"Cobaloides"
"Cobalopsis"
"Cobalus"
"Conga"
"Copaeodes"
"Corticea"
"Cravera"
"Creteus"
"Cumbre"
"Cupitha"
"Cyclosma"
"Cymaenes"
"Cynea"
"Damas"
"Decinea"
"Dion"
"Dubiella"
"Ebusus"
"Eetion"
"Enosis"
"Eogenes"
"Eprius"
"Erionota"
"Euphyes"
"Eutocus"
"Eutychide"
"Evansiella"
"Falga"
"Flaccilla"
"Fresna"
"Fulda"
"Gallio"
"Gamia"
"Gangara"
"Ge"
"Gorgyra"
"Gretna"
"Gyrogra"
"Halotus"
"Hansa"
"Hidari"
"Holguinia"
"Hyarotis"
"Hylephila"
"Hypoleucis"
"Igapophilus"
"Ilma"
"Inglorius"
"Isma"
"Isoteinon"
"Joanna"
"Justinia"
"Kedestes"
"Kobrona"
"Lamponia"
"Lento"
"Lerema"
"Lerodea"
"Levina"
"Libra"
"Librita"
"Lindra"
"Linka"
"Lotongus"
"Lucida"
"Ludens"
"Lycas"
"Lychnuchoides"
"Lychnuchus"
"Malaza"
"Matapa"
"Megaleas"
"Megathymus"
"Melphina"
"Methion"
"Methionopsis"
"Metron"
"Meza"
"Miltomiges"
"Mimene"
"Miraja"
"Misius"
"Mnaseas"
"Mnasicles"
"Mnasilus"
"Mnasinous"
"Mnasitheus"
"Mnestheus"
"Moeris"
"Moeros"
"Molla"
"Molo"
"Moltena"
"Monca"
"Monza"
"Mopala"
"Morys"
"Mucia"
"Naevolus"
"Nastra"
"Neoxeniades"
"Niconiades"
"Nyctelius"
"Nyctus"
"Oarisma"
"Ochus"
"Ocybadistes"
"Oeonus"
"Oerane"
"Oligoria"
"Onespa"
"Onophas"
"Orphe"
"Orses"
"Orthos"
"Osmodes"
"Osphantes"
"Oxynthes"
"Pamba"
"Panca"
"Panoquina"
"Papias"
"Paracarystus"
"Parachoranthus"
"Paracleros"
"Paratrytone"
"Pardaleodes"
"Paronymus"
"Parosmodes"
"Parphorus"
"Pastria"
"Peba"
"Pedesta"
"Pemara"
"Penicula"
"Perichares"
"Perrotia"
"Phanes"
"Phemiades"
"Pheraeus"
"Phlebodes"
"Pirdana"
"Plastingia"
"Platylesches"
"Ploetzia"
"Poanes"
"Polites"
"Pompeius"
"Prada"
"Problema"
"Propertius"
"Prosopalpus"
"Prusiana"
"Pseudocopaeodes"
"Pseudokerana"
"Pseudosarbia"
"Psoralis"
"Pteroteinon"
"Pudicitia"
"Punta"
"Pyroneura"
"Pyrrhocalles"
"Pyrrhopygopsis"
"Quasimellana"
"Quedara"
"Quinta"
"Racta"
"Radiatus"
"Remella"
"Repens"
"Rhabdomantis"
"Rhinthon"
"Sabera"
"Sacrator"
"Salanoemia"
"Saliana"
"Saniba"
"Saturnus"
"Scobura"
"Sebastonyma"
"Semalea"
"Serdis"
"Sodalia"
"Sovia"
"Stallingsia"
"Stinga"
"Styriodes"
"Suada"
"Suastus"
"Sucova"
"Suniana"
"Surina"
"Synale"
"Synapte"
"Talides"
"Telles"
"Tellona"
"Teniorhinus"
"Thargella"
"Thespieus"
"Thoon"
"Thracides"
"Tiacellia"
"Tigasis"
"Tirynthia"
"Tirynthoides"
"Tisias"
"Tromba"
"Turesis"
"Turmada"
"Turnerina"
"Unkana"
"Vacerra"
"Vehillus"
"Venas"
"Vertica"
"Vettius"
"Vidius"
"Vinius"
"Vinpeius"
"Virga"
"Wahydra"
"Wallengrenia"
"Xanthodisca"
"Xanthoneura"
"Xeniades"
"Zalomes"
"Zariaspes"
"Zela"
"Zenis"
"Zenonia"
"Zographetus"

External links

* [http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/hesperioidea/hesperiidae/hesperiinae/index.html Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms] : Preliminary species list. Version of 2007-APR-6. Retrieved 2007-MAY-28.
* [http://www.cirrusimage.com/skipper_photos.htm Reference photographs: Skippers of North America] Cirrus Digital Imaging


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