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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
Genus: Chaetocneme
Species: C. antipodes – C. beata – C. callixenus – C. caristus – C. critomedia – C. denitza – C. editus – C. helirius – C. kumpiana – C. lunula – C. morea – C. naevifera – C. porphyropis – C. richardsi – C. sombra – C. sphinteriphera – C. tenuis – C. trifenestrata – C. triton

Chaetocneme Felder, 1860.

Type species: Chaetocneme corvus Felder, 1860: 460; (= Papilio helirius Cramer, [1775], pl.LX fig.D)

Chaetocneme Felder, 1860: 460.
Casyapa Kirby, 1871: 576. Un-necessary replacement name. Hemming, 1967: 98.
Phoenicops Watson, 1893: 18, 30. Synonymy in Evans, 1949: 78.


Cramer, P. 1775–1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, Parts 1–3. Pt.1 [1775]: xxx+16, 1–132, pls 1–84; [1776]: 133–156, pls 85–96; Pt.2 [1777]: 1–152, pls 97–192; Pt.3 [1779]: 1–104, pls 193–252; [1780]: 105–176, pls 253–288; Pt.4 [1780]: 1–246, pls 289–400. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1949. A catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). xix+502pp., 53 pls. BMNH, London. Reference page.
Felder, C. 1860. Lepidopterorum Amboinensium species novae diagnosibus. S-B. Akad. Wiss. Wien 40(11): 447–468. BHL Reference page.
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.
Kirby, W.F. 1871. A synonymic catalogue of the diurnal lepidoptera. Van Voorst, London, 8vo, 690pp. BHL. ibid. 1877 Supplement. BHL Reference page.
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.
Müller, C.J. 2016. A new species of Chaetocneme Felder, 1860 from Papua New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) Tropical Lepidoptera Research 26(1): 56-59. full article (PDF). Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea xvi+736pp., 136 pls. Academic Press, London, ISBN 0125455550. Reference page.

Chaetocneme is genus of skipper butterflies (family Hesperiidae). It belongs to the tribe Tagiadini of subfamily Pyrginae.

The genus was established in 1860 with "Chaetocneme corvus" – then newly described as it was believed – as the type species. However, the same species was already described by Pieter Cramer in 1775 under the name "Papilio helirius". Thus, the type species is nowadays called Chaetocneme helirius.
Selected species

Chaetocneme beata
Chaetocneme denitza
Chaetocneme helirius

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