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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: Hesperiini
Subtribus: Carystina
Genus: Pyrrhopygopsis
Species: P. agaricon – P. quispica – P. romula – P. socrates
Name

Pyrrhopygopsis Godman, [1901].

Type Species: Pyrrhopyga socrates Ménétries, 1855: 96, pl.4 fig.8.
Synonymy

Pyrrhopygopsis Godman, [1901]: 634; Hemming, 1967: 391.
Pyrrhopygiopsis [sic] Cock, 1982: 23. Mis-spelling.

References

Cock, M.J.W., 1982. The Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad, Part II. Commonwealth Institute, Trinidad. 47pp. PDF. 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.
Lindsey, A.W. 1921. The Hesperioidea of America North of Mexico. University of Iowa City, Studies in Natural History, IX(4): 114 pp, 31 figs, 2 pls. Reference page.
Ménétriés, E., 1855-1863. Catalogue de la Collection Entomologique de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg. Nouvelle Espèces 1 (1857): 69-97; 2: 99-144; 3 (1863): 145-161; 18 pls. BHL1, BHL2, BHL3, BHL4, plates. Reference page.
Mielke, O. 1994. Revisão de Elbella Evans e gêneros afins (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Pyrrhopyginae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 11: 395–586. PDF Reference page.
Salvin, O. & Godman, F.D., 1888-1904. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Aves. Vol.2: 1–598. BHL DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.54584Reference page.

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

Pyrrhopygopsis agaricon Druce, 1908
P. agaricon agaricon Colombia
P. agaricon nanta Evans, 1955 Ecuador
Pyrrhopygopsis quispica (Plötz, 1886) Peru, Bolivia
Pyrrhopygopsis romula (Druce, 1875)
P. romula romula Colombia
P. romula lugubris Druce, 1908 Bolivia
P. romula tenebricosa (Hewitson, 1876) Peru
Pyrrhopygopsis socrates (Ménétriés, 1855)
P. socrates socrates Brazil, Paraguay, Trinidad
P. socrates crates Mabille & Boullet, 1912 Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
P. socrates orasus (Druce, 1876) Peru, Colombia [1]

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