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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: Hesperiinae
Tribus: Astictopterini
Genus: Pteroteinon
Species: P. caenira – P. ceucaenira – P. concaenira – P. iricolor – P. laterculus – P. laufella – P. pruna

Pteroteinon Watson, 1893.

Type species: Hesperia laufella Hewitson, [1868]: 110.

Tanyptera Mabille, 1877: 230 (preoccupied by Tanyptera Latreille, 1804: 188 (Diptera)).
Pteroteinon Watson, 1893: 124 (replacement name for Tanyptera); Hemming, 1967: 387.


Belcastro, C. & Larsen, T.B. 1996. The Pteroteinon caenira-complex of African skippers, with the description of a new species (P. concaenira) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Lambillionea 96(4): 616–622. Reference page.
Cong, Q., Zhang, J., Shen, J.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Fifty new genera of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Insecta Mundi 0731: 1–56. Zoobank. 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.
Latreille, P.A. 1804. Tableau méthodique des insectes. Pp. 129–200 in: Société de Naturalistes et d'Agriculteurs. Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle. Tome 24. Paris: Déterville, 84 + 85 + 238 + 18 + 34 pp. BHL HathiTrust Reference page.
Mabille, P., 1877. Catalogue des Lepidopteres du Congo. Bulletin de la Societe Zoologique de France 2: 214–240. BHL. Reference page.
Watson, E.Y. 1893. A proposed classification of the Hesperiidae, with a revision of the genera. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893(1): 3–132, 3 pls. BHL text, plates. Reference page.

Pteroteinon is an Afrotropical genus of grass skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae.

Pteroteinon caenira (Hewitson, 1867)
Pteroteinon capronnieri (Plötz, 1879)
Pteroteinon ceucaenira (Druce, 1910)
Pteroteinon concaenira Belcastro & Larsen, 1996
Pteroteinon iricolor (Holland, 1890)
Pteroteinon laterculus (Holland, 1890)
Pteroteinon laufella (Hewitson, 1868)
Pteroteinon pruna Evans, 1937


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