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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Pyrginae
Tribus: Pyrgini
Genus: Burnsius
Species (12): B. adepta – B. albescens – B. brenda – B. chloe – B. communis – B. crisia – B. notatus – B. oileus – B. orcus – B. orcynoides – B. philetas – B. titicaca
Name

Burnsius Grishin in Li et al., 2019: 6235, SI appendix 9.

Type species: Syricthus [sic] communis Grote, 1872.
References

Li, W., Cong. Q., Shen, J.H., Zhang, J., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns. PNAS 116(13): 6232–6237. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1821304116. Text. SI Appendix. Reference page.
Grishin, N.V. 2019. Expanded phenotypic diagnoses for 24 recently named new taxa of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). The Taxonomic Report 8(1): 1–15. PDF. Reference page.

Burnsius is a genus of New World checkered-skippers in the butterfly family Hesperiidae. The genus was erected by Nick V. Grishin in 2019. There are about 12 described species in Burnsius.

As a result of a 2019 study of the genomes of 250 representative species of skippers, the genera Burnsius was created to contain 12 related species formerly in the genus Pyrgus.[1]
Species

These 12 species belong to the genus Burnsius:

Burnsius adepta (Plötz, 1884) (Central American checkered-skipper)
Burnsius albescens (Plötz, 1884) (white checkered-skipper)
Burnsius brenda (Evans, 1942) (Brenda checkered-skipper)
Burnsius chloe (Evans, 1942) (Chloe checkered-skipper)
Burnsius communis (Grote, 1872) (common checkered skipper)
Burnsius crisia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865) (Antillean checkered-skipper)
Burnsius notatus (Blanchard, 1852)
Burnsius oileus (Linnaeus, 1767) (tropical checkered skipper)
Burnsius orcus (Stoll, 1780) (orcus checkered-skipper)
Burnsius orcynoides (Giacomelli, 1928)
Burnsius philetas (Edwards, 1881) (desert checkered-skipper)
Burnsius titicaca (Reverdin, 1921) (Peruvian checkered-skipper)

References

Li, Wenlin; Cong, Qian; Shen, Jinhui; Zhang, Jing; Hallwachs, Winnie; Janzen, Daniel H.; Grishin, Nick V. (2019). "Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (13). doi:10.1073/pnas.1821304116.

Further reading

Li, Wenlin; Cong, Qian; Shen, Jinhui; Zhang, Jing; et al. (2019). "Appendix to Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns" (PDF). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Pelham, Jonathan P. (2008). "A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature". The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 40. ISSN 0022-4324.
Pohl, Greg; Patterson, Bob; Pelham, Jonathan (2016). Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico (Report). doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2186.3287.
Warren, Andrew D.; Ogawa, Joshua R.; Brower, Andrew V. Z. (2009). "Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data". Systematic Entomology. 34 (3): 467–523. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00463.x.

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