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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: Taractrocerini
Genus: Telicota
Species: per Parsons
T. ancilla – T. angiana – T. anisodesma – T. argeus – T. aroa – T. augias – T. bambusae – T. besta – T. brachydesma – T. brandti – T. bulwa – T. colon – T. doba – T. elsa – T. eurotas – T. fenia – T. gervasa – T. hilda – T. ixion – T. kaimana – T. kezia – T. laruta – T. lettina – T. linna – T. melanion – T. mimena – T. ohara – T. paceka – T. sadra – T. sadrella – T. solva – T. subha – T. ternatensis – T. torsa – T. vinta
Name

Telicota Moore, 1881: 169.

Type species: Papilio colon Fabricius, 1775: 531. ZMUC image.
References

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.
Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. Libraria Kortii, Flensburgi et Lipsiae. xvi+ 832 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.36510. BHL. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1763. Centuria Insectorum Rariorum, Proposuit Boas Johansson. Amoenitates Academicae 6: 384–415. Full text Reference page.
Lower, O.B. 1911. Revision of Australian Hesperiidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 35: 112-172. BHL Reference page.
Mabille, P., 1878. Descriptions de Lépidoptères nouveaux de la famille des Hespérides. Petites nouvelles entomologiques, Vol.2, Nos.198-210: 114, 161, 165, 197, 201, 205, 229, 233, 237, 242, 261, 285. Reference page.
Moore, F. 1881-83. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Vols. 1, 190pp, pls 1–71. 2, 162pp, pls 72–143. L. Reeve & Co., London. Reference page.
Maruyama, K. & Otsuka, K. 1991. Butterflies of Borneo, Vol.2, No.2 Hesperiidae. 89+83 pp. 48 pls. Tobishima Corporation, Japan. Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1986. A new genus and twenty-six new species of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae) from Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Tyô to Ga 37(3): 103–177, 160 figs. Jstage. Reference page.
Parsons, M.J. 1998. The Butterflies of Papua New Guinea xvi+736pp., 136 pls. Academic Press, London, ISBN 0125455550. Reference page.

Telicota is a genus of grass skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae. It is a tropical Asian genus, shared between the Indomalayan realm and the Australasian realm, and ranging from Sri Lanka to Australia and New Guinea. Larval foodplants include Palmae and Gramineae - Miscanthus sinensis, Pennisetum purpureum, Oryza sativa (rice), Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane), Imperata cylindrica (lalang grass), Cocos nucifera (coconut) and Calamus (rattan).
Species

Telicota ancilla (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Telicota angiana Evans, 1934
Telicota anisodesma Lower, 1911
Telicota aroa Evans, 1934
Telicota augias (Linnaeus, 1763)
Telicota bambusae (Moore, 1878)
Telicota besta Evans, 1949
Telicota brachydesma Lower, 1908
Telicota brandti Parsons, 1986
Telicota bulwa Parsons, 1986
Telicota colon (Fabricius, 1775)
Telicota doba Evans, 1949
Telicota eurotas (C. Felder, 1860)
Telicota eurychlora Lower, 1908
Telicota gervasa Evans, 1949
Telicota hilda Eliot, 1959
Telicota kaimana Evans, 1934
Telicota kezia Evans, 1949
Telicota laruta Evans, 1934
Telicota linna Evans, 1949
Telicota melanion (Mabille, 1878)
Telicota mesoptis Lower, 1911
Telicota mimena Parsons, 1986
Telicota ohara (Plötz, 1883)
Telicota paceka Fruhstorfer, 1911
Telicota sadra Evans, 1949
Telicota sadrella Parsons, 1986
Telicota subha Fruhstorfer, 1911
Telicota ternatensis Swinhoe, 1907
Telicota torsa Evans, 1934
Telicota vinta Evans, 1949


References

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database

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Biology Encyclopedia

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