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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Hesperiinae
Tribus: Aeromachini
Genus: Aeromachus
Species: A. bandaishanus – A. catocyanea – A. cognatus – A. dalailama – A. dubius – A. inachus – A. jhora – A. kali – A. matudai – A. monstrabilus – A. musca – A. nana – A. piceus – A. plumbeola – A. propinquus – A. pseudojhora – A. pygmaeus – A. stigmata
Name

Aeromachus de Nicéville, 1890: 214.

Type species: Thanaos stigmata Moore, 1878.
Primary references

Evans, W.H.., 1943. Revision of the Genus: Aeromachus de N. (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Proceedings of the Royal entomological Society of London (B)12(7/8): 97–101. Reference page.
de Nicéville, L. 1890. On new and little-known butterflies from the Indian Region with descriptions of three new genera of Hesperidae. Journal of the Bombay natural History Society 5(3): 199–225, pls D, E. BHL text, plates. Reference page.

Additional references

Huang, H. 2003. A list of butterflies collected from Nujiang (Lou Tse Kiang) and Dulongjiang, China, with descriptions of new species, new subspecies and revisional notes. Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 55: 3–114. PDF. Reference page.
Huang, Z.F., Chiba, H., Jin, J., Kizhakke, A.G., Wang, M., Kunte, K. & Fan, X.L. 2019. A multilocus phylogenetic framework of the tribe Aeromachini (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae), with implications for taxonomy and biogeography. Systematic Entomology 44: 163–178. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12322 Open access. Reference page.
Lee, C.L. 1962. Some new species of Rhopalocera from China. II. Acta entomologica sinica 11(2): 139–148. PDF Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Scrub Hoppers

Aeromachus is a genus of grass skippers in the family Hesperiidae. The species are known by the common name of scrub hoppers. They are found in the eastern Palearctic and the Indomalayan realm.

Club of antenna of medium thickness, with a short, recurved tip. The second segment of the palpus erect, the third porrect (stretched forward). Vein 5 of forewing midway between 4 and 6. The males have usually a linear stigma on the forewing which extends from vein 3 to 1.
Species

Aeromachus bandaishanus Murayama & Shimonoya, 1973
Aeromachus catocyanea (Mabille, 1879) Yunnan
Aeromachus cognatus Inoue & Kawazoe, 1966 Vietnam
Aeromachus dubius Elwes & Edwards, 1897
Aeromachus inachus (Ménétriés, 1859) Ussuri, Amurland, Taiwan, Japan.
Aeromachus jhora (de Nicéville, 1885)
Aeromachus kali (de Nicéville, 1885)
Aeromachus matsudai Murayama, 1943
Aeromachus monstrabilus Huang, 2003 Tibet
Aeromachus muscus (Mabille, 1876)
Aeromachus piceus Leech, 1894 Sichuan, Yunnan
Aeromachus plumbeola (C. & R. Felder, 1867)
Aeromachus propinquus Alphéraky, 1897 Yunnan
Aeromachus pseudojhora Lee, 1962 South Yunnan
Aeromachus pygmaeus (Fabricius, 1775) Nilgiris, Wynaad, Coorg, Kanara, Assam to Burma, Thailand
Aeromachus skola Evans, 1943
Aeromachus spuria Evans, 1943
Aeromachus stigmata (Moore, 1878) Northwest Himalaya, Murree to Assam, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Yunnan.

References

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database
Aeromachus at funet

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