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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: Taractrocerini
Genus: Mimene
Species: M. albiclavata – M. albidiscus – M. atropatene – M. basalis – M. biakensis – M. caesar – M. celia – M. celiaba – M. cyanea – M. kolbei – M. lysima – M. melie – M. milnea – M. miltias – M. orida – M. ozada – M. sariba – M. saribana – M. toxopei – M. verda – M. waigeuensis – M. wandammenensis – M. wara

Mimene Joicey & Talbot, 1917.

Type-species: Ismene miltias Kirsch, 1876: 128.

Mimas de Nicéville, 1895; J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9 (4): 391 (praeocc. Hübner, [1819], Megerle, 1820); TS: Ismene miltias Kirsch
Mimene Joicey & Talbot, 1917: 225 (repl. name for Mimas de Nicéville, 1895); TS: Ismene miltias Kirsch
Biaka Joicey & Talbot, 1917; 225; TS: Biaka albidiscus Joicey & Talbot.


Joicey, J. J. & Talbot, G. 1917. New lepidoptera from Waigeu and Biak. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8(20): 216-229. Reference page.
de Jong, R. 2008. Notes on some skippers of the Taractrocera-group (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) from New Guinea. Zoologische Mededelingen 82(10): 1-16; 73–80.Reference page.
de Nicéville, L., 1895. On new and little-known butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 9(4): 366-410, 4 pls. text plates. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1935. Indo-Australian Hesperiidae: descriptions of new genera, species and subspecies. Entomologist 68: 65–67; 87–90. 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.
Parsons, M.J. 1986. A new genus and twenty-six new species of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Tyô to Ga 37(3): 103–177, 160 figs. web. Reference page.



Mimene is an Australasian genus of grass skippers in the family Hesperiidae.

Mimene albiclavata (Butler, 1882)
Mimene albidiscus (Joicey & Talbot, 1917)
Mimene atropatene (Fruhstorfer, 1911)
Mimene basalis (Rothschild, 1916)
Mimene biakensis Joicey & Talbot, 1917
Mimene caesar Evans, 1935
Mimene celia Evans, 1935
Mimene celiaba Parsons, 1986
Mimene cyanea (Evans, 1928)
Mimene kolbei (Ribbe, 1899)
Mimene lysima (Swinhoe, 1905)
Mimene melie (de Nicéville, 1895)
Mimene milnea Evans, 1935
Mimene miltias (Kirsch, 1877)
Mimene orida (Boisduval, 1832)
Mimene ozada Parsons, 1986
Mimene sariba Evans, 1935
Mimene saribana Parsons, 1986
Mimene toxopei de Jong, 2008
Mimene waigeuensis Joicey & Talbot, 1917
Mimene wandammanensis Joicey & Talbot, 1917
Mimene wara Parsons, 1986


Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database
Notes on some skippers of the Taractrocera-group (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) from New Guinea
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