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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: Pyrginae
Tribus: Carcharodini
Subtribus: Carcharodina
Genus: Gomalia
Species (3): G. albofasciata – G. elma – G. jeanneli

Gomalia Moore, 1879: 144.

Type species: Gomalia albofasciata Moore, 1879.

Tavetana Picard, 1949
Type species: Tavetana jeanneli Picard, 1949.

Gomalia elma albofasciata - inat 10446427

Gomalia albofasciata, Asian Marbled Skipper, India


Moore, F., 1879. Descriptions of new Asiatic diurnal Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1879: 136–144. BHL. Reference page.
Zhang, J., Brockmann, E., Cong, Q., Shen, J.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2020. A genomic perspective on the taxonomy of the subtribe Carcharodina (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Carcharodini). Zootaxa 4748(1): 182–194. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4748.1.10. Paywall. Reference page.

Gomalia is a genus of marbled skippers in the butterfly family Hesperiidae. There are three described species in Gomalia.

Gomalia albofasciata was formerly considered subspecies of Gomalia elma, and Gomalia jeanneli was formerly considered a synonym of Gomalia elma. They were both reinstated as full species as a result of genomic research published in 2020.[1][2]

These species belong to the genus Gomalia:[1][2]

Gomalia albofasciata Moore, 1879 (Asian marbled skipper)
Gomalia elma (Trimen, 1862) (green-marbled skipper or African marbled skipper)
Gomalia jeanneli (Picard, 1949)


Zhang, Jing; Brockmann, Ernst; Cong, Qian; Shen, Jinhui; et al. (2020). "A genomic perspective on the taxonomy of the subtribe Carcharodina (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Carcharodini)". Zootaxa. 4748 (1). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4748.1.10.

"Gomalia". GBIF. Retrieved 2021-10-01.

Further reading

Zhang, Jing; Cong, Qian; Shen, Jinhui; Opler, Paul A.; et al. (2021). "Genomics-guided refinement of butterfly taxonomy" (PDF). The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey. 9 (3). ISSN 2643-4806.

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