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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: Carcharodini
Genus: Hesperopsis
Species: H. alpheus – H. gracielae – H. libya
Name

Hesperopsis Dyar, 1905.

Typus: Thanaos alpheus by original designation.
Synonymy

★Hesperopsis Dyar, 1905: 118; Draudt, [1924]: 1050; Hemming, 1967: 216; Bridges, 1994: IX.31; Lamas, 2004: 49.
★=Pholisora Scudder; Evans, [1953]: 231. Later contradicted by Lamas et al.
References

Bridges, C.A. 1994. Catalogue of the Family-Group, Genus:-Group and Species-Group Names of the Hesperioidea (Lepidoptera) of the World. Bridges, Urbana, Illinois. BHL Reference page.
Draudt, M.W.K. 1917–1924. Die amerikanischen Tagfalter. Lycaenidae and Grypocera. In Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5: 739–999, Pls.1-194. Reference page.
Dyar, H.G., 1905. A Review of the Hesperiidae of the United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 13(3): 111-142. BHL Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1951–55. A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae in the British Museum. Pt.1 (1951): x+92pp, pls. 1–9; Pt.2 (1952): v.+178pp, pls. 10–25; Pt.3 (1953): v+246pp, pls. 26–53; Pt.4 (1955): v+499pp, pls. 54–88. 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.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. 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.

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Hesperopsis is a genus of butterflies in the skipper family, Hesperiidae.

Species include:[1][2]

Hesperopsis alpheus (Edwards, 1876)
Hesperopsis gracielae (MacNeill, 1970)
Hesperopsis libya (Scudder, 1878)

References

Hesperopsis. Funet.
Hesperopsis. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

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