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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: Hesperiini
Subtribus: Hesperiina
Genus: Hylephila
boulleti Species Group

Species: H. blancasi –H. boulleti –H. galera –H. herrerai –H. pallisteri –H. peruana –H. pseudoherrerai – H. rossi –H. shapiroi –H. tentativa
ignorans Species Group

Species: H. adriennae –H. ignorans
phyleus Species Group

Species: H. phyleus
venusta Species Group

Species: H. lamasi –H. kenhaywardi –H. venustus
unknown Species Group

Species: H. ancora –H. fasciolata –H. isonira –H. signata –H. zapala

Name: Hylephila Billberg, 1820.

Type Species: Papilio phyleus Drury, [1773]: 25, pl.13 figs. 4,5; by selection of Scudder, 1875: 193.

per Lamas, 2004: 69.

Hylephila Billberg, 1820: 81; Hemming, 1967: 223; Bridges, 1994: IV.15; Lamas, 2004: 69.
Euthymus Scudder, 1872: 77. Invalid; junior homonym of Euthymus Rafinesque, 1815: 127.
Euthimus Keferstein, 1874. Mis-spelling.
Hylophila Pagenstecher, 1909. Mis-spelling.
Hylephyla Gowdey, 1926. Mis-spelling.
Hylephilahy Moore, 1937. Mis-spelling.
Andinus Hayward, 1940.
Cordillana Hayward, 1941: . Replacement name.
Hylephia Arruda, E.C. & G.P. Arruda, 1971. Mis-spelling.
Hyelephila Emmel, 1975. Mis-spelling.
Hilephila Buzzi, 1994. Mis-spelling.


Billberg, G.J. 1820. Enumeratio insectorum in museo Gust. Joh. Billberg. Stockholm, 138 pp. BHL Reference page.
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.
Cong, Q., Zhang, J., Shen, J.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Fifty new genera of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Insecta Mundi 0731: 1–56. web. Reference page.
Drury, D. 1770–1782. Illustrations of Natural History London, White. Vol.l (1770): xxviii+130+[2]pp, 50+1 pls, 4 figs; Vol.2 (1773): vii+90pp, 50 pls; Vol.3 (1782): vii+76pp, 50 pls. Vol.1; Vol.2; Vol.3. 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.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. Reference page.
MacNeill, C.D. & Herrera J.V., 1998. Studies in the Genus Hylephila Billberg I. Introduction and the Ignorans and Venusta species groups. (Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 52(3): 277-317. PDF Reference page.
MacNeill, C.D., 2002. Studies in the Genus Hylephila Billberg II. The Hylephila boulleti Species Group. (Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(2): 66-89. PDF Reference page.
Scudder, S.H. 1875. Historical sketch of the generic names proposed for butterflies. Proc. amer. Soc. Arts Sci. Boston 10: 91–293. BHL Reference page.

Hylephila is a genus of skippers in the family Hesperiidae.

The ignorans species group
Hylephila adriennae MacNeill & Herrera, 1998
Hylephila ignorans (Plötz, 1883)
The venusta species group
Hylephila kenhaywardi MacNeill, 1998
Hylephila lamasi MacNeill & Herrera, 1998
Hylephila venustus (Hayward, 1940)
The boulleti species group
Hylephila blancasi MacNeill, 2002
Hylephila boulleti (Mabille, 1906)
Hylephila galera Evans, 1955
Hylephila herrerai MacNeill, 2002
Hylephila pallisteri MacNeill, 2002
Hylephila peruana Draudt, 1923
Hylephila pseudoherrerai MacNeill, 2002
Hylephila rossi MacNeill, 2002
Hylephila shapiroi MacNewil, 2002
Hylephila tentativa MacNeill, 2002
The phyleus species group
Hylephila phyleus (Drury, [1773])
Unknown species group
Hylephila ancora (Plötz, 1883)
Hylephila fasciolata (Blanchard, 1852)
Hylephila isonira Dyar, 1913
Hylephila signata (Blanchard, 1852)
Hylephila zapala Evans, 1955


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