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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: Astictopterini
Genus: Zophopetes
Species: Z. barteni – Z. cerymica – Z. dysmephila – Z. ganda – Z. haifa – Z. nobilior – Z. quaternata
Name

Zophopetes Mabille, 1903: 183.

Type Species: Pamphila dysmephila Trimen, 1868: 96, pl.6 fig.10.
References

Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R. & Vane-Wright, R.I. (Editors), 1995. Carcasson's African Butterflies: An annotated Catalogue of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History), London, U.K.: i–xi, 1–803. Open Library. Reference page.
Cong, Q., Zhang, J., Shen, J.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Fifty new genera of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Insecta Mundi 0731: 1–56. Zoobank. 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.
de Jong, R. 2017. A new species of Zophopetes Mabille, 1904 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Cameroon. Metamorphosis 28: 11–15. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Kielland, J., 1990. Butterflies of Tanzania. Hill House, Melbourne and London: 1-363, 68 pls.,179 figs. Reference page.
Mabille, P. 1903-1904. Genera Insectorum - Fam. Hesperiidae Fascicule 17: 210pp, 4 pls. P. Wytsman, Brussels. BHL. Reference page.
Trimen, R., 1868. On some undescribed species of South African butterflies including a new genus of Lycaenidae. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 16(1): 69–96. BHL. Reference page.

Zophopetes is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.
Species

Zophopetes cerymica (Hewitson, 1867)
Zophopetes dysmephila (Trimen, 1868)
Zophopetes ganda Evans, 1937
Zophopetes haifa Evans, 1937
Zophopetes nobilior (Holland, 1896)
Zophopetes quaternata (Mabille, 1876)

References

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database
Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter. Plate XIII 80

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