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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: Tagiadinae
Tribus: Celaenorrhinini
Genus: Alenia
Species: A. namaqua – A. sandaster
Name

Alenia Evans, 1935

Type species: Pyrgus sandaster Trimen, 1868 by original designation.
References

Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9: 1-509.Reference page.
Vári, L. 1974. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 29(2): 9–25. full article (PDF). Reference page.

Alenia is an Afrotropical genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.

Species

Alenia namaqua Vári, 1974
Alenia sandaster (Trimen, 1868)

References

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database

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