The Astictopterini are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies. As most Hesperiinae have not yet been assigned to tribes, more genera may be placed here eventually.
In biology, a tribe is a taxonomic rank above genus, but below family and subfamily. It is sometimes subdivided into subtribes.
In biological classification, a subfamily is an auxiliary (intermediate) taxonomic rank, next below family but more inclusive than genus. Standard nomenclature rules end subfamily botanical names with "-oideae", and zoological names with "-inae".
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Skippers are a family, Hesperiidae, of the Lepidoptera. Being diurnal, they are generally called butterflies. They were previously placed in a separate superfamily, Hesperioidea; however, the most recent taxonomy places the family in the superfamily Papilionoidea. They are named for their quick, darting flight habits. Most have the antenna tip modified into a narrow hook-like projection. More than 3500 species of skippers are recognized, and they occur worldwide, but with the greatest diversity in the Neotropical regions of Central and South America.
Grass skippers or banded skippers are butterflies of the subfamily Hesperiinae, part of the skipper family, Hesperiidae. The subfamily was established by Pierre André Latreille in 1809.
Ochlodes is a Holarctic genus in the skipper butterfly family, Hesperiidae. The genus is placed in the tribe Hesperiini.
The Hesperiini or branded grass skippers are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies. They are known as branded grass skippers because all the males in this tribe feature a black diagonal brand of scales on their forewings that exude pheromones to attract females.
The Taractrocerini are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies.
The Ancistroidini are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies. They are often blackish in base color; several of the genera contain the species commonly called "demon butterflies" or "demon skippers". As most Hesperiinae have not yet been assigned to tribes, more genera are likely to be placed into this presently rather small group eventually.
Ampittia is the genus of bush hoppers in the skipper butterfly family, Hesperiidae. It is the only member of the tribe Ampittiini, but many skipper butterflies are yet to be assigned to tribes, so this might change eventually.
Enosis is a genus of grass skippers (Hesperiinae) butterflies. It is in the tribe Moncini.
Paul Mabille was a French naturalist mainly interested in Lepidoptera and botany.
The giant skippers are butterflies in the disputed subfamily Megathyminae, which is part of the skipper family. Some authorities treat this as a distinct and separate subfamily, but more modern classifications tend to place them within the subfamily Hesperiinae. However, some works, such as the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, still treat is as a valid subfamily. The giant skippers include two tribes, Aegialini and Megathymini. There are three genera and about eighteen species in this subfamily. These butterflies typically live in the southwest United States and Mexico in desert areas.
Pamphilites is an extinct genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae. It contains only one fossil species, Pamphilites abdita, recovered from the Tertiary of Aix-en-Provence, France.
Gegenes pumilio, the pigmy skipper or dark Hottentot, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found from the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea through Anatolia to the Himalaya and south in the whole of Africa.
Borbo holtzii, the variable swift, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Africa, including south-eastern Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. The habitat consists of frost-free savanna.
The Erionotini are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies.
Semalea pulvina, the silky dart, silky skipper or branded silky skipper, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, western Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, northern Zambia, Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe. The habitat consists of forests.
Meza larea is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. They are in subfamily Hesperiinae and the tribe Aeromachini. These beautiful butterflies were found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Shaba), western Tanzania, Malawi and northern Zambia.
Borbo perobscura, the small swift, is a butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, São Tomé, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Shaba), southern Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, south-western Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and northern Zambia. The habitat consists of savanna and degraded forests.
The Baorini are a tribe in the Hesperiinae subfamily of skipper butterflies.
Moncini is a butterfly tribe in the skipper subfamily Hesperiinae.
Tsukiyamaia is a butterfly genus in the family Hesperiidae with only one species, Tsukiyamaia albimacula. It is found in China (Yunnan), Myanmar (Kachin) and Vietnam. The species prefers open habitats, such as open field on the hillside, farmland and heavily disturbed shrub land. It is active near the ground and stream under strong sunlight. The female frequents flowers and the male performs padding behavior.