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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: Pyrginae
Tribus: Pyrgini
Genus: Systasea
Species: S. microsticta – S. pulverulenta – S. zampa

Systasea Edwards, 1877.

Typus: Hesperia zampa Edwards, 1876: 207.

Lintneria Edwards, 1877: 57. Invalid, praeocc. See Hemming, 1967: 260.
Systasea Edwards, 1877: 120; Draudt, [1924]: 903, Pl.176 Row e; Evans, [1953]: 160; Hemming, 1967: 425; Bridges, 1994: IV.31, IX.65; Lamas, 2004: 56.
Plesiocera Mabille, 1891: [cvi. Invalid, per Hemming, 1967: 367.


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.
Draudt, M.W.K. 1917–1924. Die amerikanischen Tagfalter. Lycaenidae and Grypocera. In Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5: 739–999, Pls.1-194. Reference page.
Edwards, W.H., 1876. Description of new species of diurnal Lepidoptera, found within the United States and British North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 5(3/4): 202-208. BHL Reference page.
Edwards, W.H., 1877. Catalogue of the Diurnal Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 6: 1-68. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1951–55. A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae in the British Museum. Pt.1 (1951): x+92pp, pls. 1–9; Pt.2 (1952): v.+178pp, pls. 10–25; Pt.3 (1953): v+246pp, pls. 26–53; Pt.4 (1955): v+499pp, pls. 54–88. 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.


Butterflies of America

Systasea is a genus of skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae.

The name Systasea was introduced as a replacement for the name Lintneria, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

Systasea microsticta Dyar, 1923
Systasea pulverulenta (R. Felder, 1869)
Systasea zampa (Edwards, 1876)


Outer margin of hindwing has two deep indentations.
Upperside is orange brown with darker olive-brown areas.
Forewing has a median band of transparent spots all in a row.
Wingspan: 15⁄16-1+3⁄8 inches (2.4-3.5 cm).

Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Hesperiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
Savela, Markku. "Systasea Edwards, 1877". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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