Tisias caesena

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Tisias caesena
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Tisias
Species:T. caesena
Binomial name
Tisias caesena
(Hewitson, 1867) [1]
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  1. Tisias at funet.fi