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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: Coeliadinae
Genus: Bibasis
Species: B. gomata – B. iluska – B. mahintha – B. nestor – B. sena – B. unipuncta

Bibasis Moore, 1881

Type species: Goniloba sena Moore, 1866 by original designation.

Bibasis Moore, 1881: 160.
Sartora Swinhoe, 1912: 229. TS: Ismene ionis de Niceville, 1895 by original designation.
Tothrix Swinhoe, 1912: 233. TS: Ismene mahintha Moore, 1874 by original designation.


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. 
de Jong, R. & Treadaway, C., 2007. Hesperiidae of the Philippine Islands. in Bauer & Frankenbach Butterflies of the World Supplement 15. Goecke & Evers, Keltern. Reference page. 
Lee, C.L. 1962. Some new species of Rhopalocera from China. II. Acta entomologica sinica 11(2): 139–148. PDF 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. 
Swainson, W.J. 1820–1823. Zoological Illustrations, or original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from de classes of Ornithology, Entomology and Conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern Zoologists. Vol.1 BHL: I–ix, pl., text 1–66, index. 1820–1821. Vol.2 BHL: pl., text 67–119, index. 1821–1822. Vol.3 BHL: v–x, pl., text 120–182, index. 1822–1823. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. London. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.42279 Reference page. 
Swinhoe, C. [1912]. In Moore, Lepidoptera Indica. 9 (1911-1912) Lycaenidae (cont.) and Hesperiidae, x + 278 pp., pls 706-756. London. text, plates. Reference page. 

Bibasis, the awlets, are a genus of skipper butterflies. The genus is confined to the Indomalayan realm. Vane-Wright and de Jong (2003) state that Bibasis contains just three diurnal species (B. aquilina, B. iluska, B. sena), the remainder having been removed to Burara.[1]

Bibasis amara - small green awlet
Bibasis anadi - plain orange awlet
Bibasis aquilina (Speyer, 1879) South China to Amur, Japan.
? Bibasis arradi Nicer
Bibasis etelka (Hewitson, [1867]) Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Palawan, Mindanao
Bibasis gomata - pale green awlet
Bibasis harisa - orange awlet
Bibasis iluska (Hewitson, 1867) Sulawesi, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos
Bibasis imperialis Plötz, 1886 Banggai, Sulawesi
Bibasis jaina - orange-striped awl
Bibasis jaina formosana (Fruhstorfer, 1911) Formosa
? Bibasis kanara (Evans, 1926) South India
Bibasis mahintha Moore 1874 Myanmar, Thailand, Laos - May be subspecies of Bibasis iluska (Hewitson, 1867)
Bibasis miraculata Evans, 1949
Bibasis oedipodea - branded orange awlet
Bibasis owstoni Eliot, 1980 Malaysia
Bibasis phul (Mabille, 1876) Celebes, Philippines
Bibasis sena - orangetail awl
Bibasis striata (Hewitson, [1867]) Vietnam, West China
Bibasis tuckeri Elwes & Edwards, 1897 Sri Lanka, N.India, Malay Peninsula, Java, Borneo, Palawan, Mindanao, Sulawesi, Banggai, Sula
Bibasis unipuncta Lee, 1962 Yunnan
Bibasis vasutana - green awlet


The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna Zool. Verh. Leiden 343, 11.vii.2003: 3-267, figs 1-14, pls 1-16

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