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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: Pyrrhopyginae
Tribus: Passovini
Genus: Myscelus
Species: M. amystis – M. assaricus – M. belti – M. draudti – M. epimachia – M. nobilis – M. pardalina – M. pegasus – M. perissodora – M. phoronis – M. santhilarius
Name

Myscelus Hübner, 1819.

Type species: Papilio nobilis Cramer, 1777. per Butler, 1879: 92.
Synonymy

Myscelus Hübner, 1819: 110.
Agara Mabille & Boullet, 1908, Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (9)7:172,204.
Type species: Tamyris pardalina C. & R. Felder, 1867.
Myscelis Köhler, 1923. Mis-spelling.
Myscellus Spitz, 1932. Mis-spelling.
Milscelus Bell, 1946. Mis-spelling.
Myseclus Okano, 1981. Mis-spelling.

References

Butler, A.G. 1870. The Genera of Hesperidae in the Collection of the British Museum. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 7: 55–58, 92–99, 265–266. Reference page.
Hübner, J. 1819. Verzeichniß bekannter Schmettlinge 2–11: 17–176. BHL 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.
Mabille, P. 1891. Description d'Hespérides Nouvelles. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 35: 59–88; 106–121; 167-187. Reference page.
Zhang, J., Cong. Q., Shen, J.H., Brockmann, E. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Genomes reveal drastic and recurrent phenotypic divergence in firetip skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae: Pyrrhopyginae). Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20190609. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0609. Appendix. Reference page.

Myscelus is a Neotropical genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.
Species

Myscelus amystis (Hewitson, 1867) Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil.
Myscelus assaricus (Cramer, [1779]) Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Suriname, Guyana, Guyane.
Myscelus belti Godman & Salvin, 1879 Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.
Myscelus draudti Riley, 1926 Bolivia.
Myscelus epimachia Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil.
Myscelus nobilis (Cramer, [1777]) Bolivia, Peru, Suriname.
Myscelus pardalina (C. & R. Felder, [1867]) Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil.
Myscelus pegasus Mabille, 1903 Ecuador, Venezuela, French Guiana.
Myscelus perissodora Dyar, 1914 Mexico, Colombia.
Myscelus phoronis (Hewitson, 1867) Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru.
Myscelus santhilarius (Latreille, [1824]) Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana.

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