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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: Coeliades
Species (15): C. aeschylus – C. anchises – C. bixana – C. bocagii – C. chalybe – C. ernesti – C. fervida – C. fidia – C. forestan – C. hanno – C. keithloa – C. kenya – C. libeon – C. lorenzo – C. lucagus – C. menelik – C. pansa – C. pisistratus – C. rama – C. sejuncta
Name

Coeliades Hübner, 1818.

Type species: by selection of Hemming, 1935: 436; Papilio forestan Stoll, [1782]: 210, pl.391 figs E,F.
Synonymy

Coeliades Hübner, 1818: 31; Hemming, 1967ː 120; Bridges, 1994ː IV.8.
Rhopalocampta Wallengren, 1858: 81.
Pyrrhiades A.W. Lindsey & L.D. Miller, 1965 (synonymized by Toussaint et al., 2020: 177)

References

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. 
Hemming, A. F. 1935. In Carpenter, G. D. H. 1935, Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 83: 313–447. 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. 
Hübner, J. 1808–1837. Zuträge zur Sammlung Exotischer Schmettelinge. Augsburg, 5 volumes, also by Geyer after Hübner's death. Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5. 172 plates. Reference page. 
Kielland, J., 1990. Butterflies of Tanzania. Hill House, Melbourne and London: 1-363, 68 pls.,179 figs. Reference page. 
Stoll, C. 1780–1790. In Cramer, P. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht. Part 4 + Suppl. Pt.4 [1780]: 29–90, pls 305–336; [1781]: 91–164, pls 337–372; [1782]: 165–252, pls 373–400; Suppl [1787]: 1–42, pls 1–8; [1790]: 43–184, pls 9–42. Reference page. 
Toussaint, Chiba, Yago, Dexter, Warren, Storer, Lohman & Kawahara, 2020. Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of Afrotropical awl and policeman skippers. Systematic Entomology 46(1): 172-185. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12455 Paywall Reference page. 
Wallengren, H.D.J. 1858. Nova Genera Lepidopterorum. Översigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Forhandlingar 15: 75–84. Archive. Reference page. 

Coeliades is a genus of large skipper butterflies (family Hesperiidae) found in Subsaharan Africa. They are commonly known as policemen.
Species

Listed alphabetically.[2][3]

Coeliades aeschylus (Plötz, 1884) – Senegal blue policeman
Coeliades anchises (Gerstaecker, 1871) – one pip policeman
Coeliades bixana Evans, 1940 – dark blue policeman
Coeliades bocagii (Sharpe, 1893)
Coeliades chalybe (Westwood, 1852) – blue policeman
Coeliades ernesti (Grandidier, 1867)
Coeliades fervida (Butler, 1880)
Coeliades fidia Evans, 1937
Coeliades forestan (Stoll, [1782]) – striped policeman
Coeliades hanno (Plötz, 1879) – western policeman, three pip policeman
Coeliades keithloa (Wallengren, 1857) – red tab policeman
Coeliades libeon (Druce, 1875) – spotless policeman
Coeliades lorenzo Evans, 1947 – Lorenzo red tab policeman
Coeliades pisistratus (Fabricius, 1793) – two pip policeman
Coeliades rama Evans, 1937
Coeliades ramanatek (Boisduval, 1833)
Coeliades sejuncta (Mabille & Vuillot, 1891) – coast policeman, ochreous-banded policeman

References

Coeliades, Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database
Markku Savela. "Coeliades". Lepidoptera and some other life forms. Retrieved 20 April 2010.

Williams, Mark (2008) Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region. An Encyclopedia. Seventh Edition. File 0.

Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter. Plate XIII 75

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