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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: Pyrginae
Tribus: Carcharodini
Genus: Sophista
Species: S. aristoteles – S. latifasciata – S. matto – S. plinius – S. spectrum
Name

Sophista Plötz, 1879

Type species: Siseme aristoteles Westwood, [1852]ː 463, 513 in Goniloba, Pl.80 fig.2 in Thracides. Confusing original designationǃ
Synonymy

★Sophista Plötz, 1879ː 176; Hemming, 1967ː 414; Bridges, 1994ː IX.63; Siewert, et al., 2106ː 526.
★Sopleista [sic]; Plötz, 1879: 179.
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.
Doubleday, E. & Westwood, J.O. 1850–1852. The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera, 2: 251–534, pls 31–81. Text, plates. London. 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.
Plötz, C. 1879. Hesperiina. Entomologische Zeitung 40: 175–180. BHL. Reference page.
Siewert, R.R., Zacca, T., Mielke, O.H.H. & Casagrande, M.M. 2016. Taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the genus Sophista Plötz, 1879 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) with description of a new species from north-east Brazil. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177(3): 526–540. PDF DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12378. Reference page.
Westwood, J.O. [1851]. In Doubleday, E. & Westwood, J. O., 1850–1852: The genera of diurnal Lepidoptera Vol.2. pp.251–534, pls.31–80 + suppl.pl. London. text, plates. Reference page.

Links

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Sophista is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.
References

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database

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