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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: Suniana
Species: S. lascivia – S. subfasciata – S. sunias

Suniana W.H. Evans, 1934.

Type Species: Pamphila lascivia Rosenstock, 1885: 378, Pl.XI. Fig.I., by original designation.

Suniana Evans, 1934: 151; Evans, 1949: 368; Hemming, 1967: 420; McCubbin, 1973: 173; Parsons, 1998: 198-200; Tennent, 2002: 36.


Evans, W.H. 1934. Indo-Australian Hesperiidae: descriptions of new genera, species and subspecies (1-5). The Entomologist 67(2): (1) 33-36; (3) 61-65; (7) 141-151; (8) 181-184; (9) 206-209; (10) 231-234. 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.
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.
McCubbin, C. 1971. Australian Butterflies. 200pp. Nelson, Melbourne. Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea xvi+736pp., 136 pls. Academic Press, London, ISBN 0125455550. Reference page.
Rosenstock, R., 1885. Notes on Australian Lepidoptera with Descriptions of New Species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5)16: 376-385. Reference page.
Tennent, W.J., 2002. Butterflies of the Solomon Islands: Systematics and Biogreography. 413 pp., 90 pls. Storm Entomological Publishing, Dereham, Norfolk, England. Reference page.
Waterhouse, G.A. 1932. New Genera of Australian Hesperiidae and a New Subspecies. Australian Zoologist 7(3): 198–201. BHL Reference page.

Suniana is a genus of butterflies in the family Hesperiidae, the skippers. It is composed of three species, all native to the Australian faunal region, Australia and several surrounding island nations.[1]

Suniana is sister group to the genus Ocybadistes.[1]

Suniana lascivia (Rosenstock, 1885) – dingy grass-dart, northern dingy-dart
Suniana subfasciata (Rothschild, 1915)
Suniana sunias (Felder, 1860) – wide-brand grass-dart, orange dart


de Jong, R. (1998). Halmahera and Seram: different histories, but similar butterfly faunas. In: Hall, R. and J. D. Holloway. (Eds.) Biogeography and Geological Evolution of SE Asia. Buckhuys Publishers, Leiden, 315-25.

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