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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: Erionotini
Genus: Acerbas
Species: A. anthea – A. azona – A. duris – A. selta – A. latefascia – A. suttoni

Acerbas de Nicéville, 1895.

Type Species: Hesperia anthea Hewitson, 1868: 29.

Acerbas de Nicéville, 1895: 381; Hemming, 1967: 21; Pinratana, 1985: 93.


de Jong, R., 1982. Notes on the Genus: Acerbas (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae). Entomologische Berichten, 42(6): 88-90. 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.
Hewitson, W.C. 1867-68. Descriptions of One Hundred New Species of Hesperidae Pt.1 pp.1-25; Pt.2 pp.25-56. van Voorst, London. Reference page.
de Nicéville, L. 1895. On new and little-known butterflies from the Indo-Malayan Region. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 9(3): 259–321; (4): 366–410, Pls. N–Q. Reference page.
Pinratana, A., 1985. Butterflies in Thailand, Vol. 5, Hesperiidae. 152pp, 40 pls. Viratham Press, Bangkok. Reference page.

Acerbas is an Indomalayan genus of skipper butterflies.


Species in Acerbas are:[1][2]

Acerbas anthea (Hewitson, 1868) (Burma to Malaya, Java, Cambodia, Luzon)
Acerbas azona (Hewitson, 1866) (Celebes)
Acerbas duris (Mabille, 1883) (Philippines)
Acerbas latefascia de Jong, 1982 (Celebes)
Acerbas martini (Distant & Pryer, 1887) (Philippines)
Acerbas nitidifasciata Elwes & Edwards, 1897
Acerbas selta Evans, 1949 (Borneo)
Acerbas suttoni Russel, 1984 (Celebes)


Acerbas anthea larvae feed on Calamus.[3]

Acerbas anthea in Piepers and Snellen The Rhopalocera of Java

Acerbas anthea in Rhopalocera Malayana


Brower, Andrew V. Z. (2008). "Acerbas". The Tree of Life Web Project.
Acerbas at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London. nhm hosts

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