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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: Taractrocerini
Genus: Oriens
Species: O. alfurus – O. augustula – O. californica – O. concinna – O. fons – O. gola – O. goloides – O. paragola

Oriens Evans, 1932

Type Species: Pamphila gola Moore

Nicevillea Evans, 1926: 623 (Preoccupied by Nicevillea Hampson, 1895: 307, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
Oriens Evans, 1932; Indian Butterflies (edn. 2): 312, 399, no.I.89.
Oriens (Hesperiinae); Vane-Wright & de Jong, 2003: 72, pl.2 fig.16.



Evans, W.H. 1925. The identification of Indian butterflies, Pt.8. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 30(3): 610–639, pl.28. BHL. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1932. The identification of Indian butterflies, Edn.2 revised, x + 454pp., 32 pls. Madras. Archive. Reference page.
Hampson, G. F. 1926. Descriptions of new genera and species of Lepidoptera Phalaenae of the subfamily Noctuinae (Noctuidae) in the British Museum (Natural History): 1-641. full article (BHL). Reference page.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol. 5A. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439p. Reference page.
Lee, C.L. 1962. Some new species of Rhopalocera from China. II. Acta entomologica sinica 11(2): 139–148. PDF Reference page.
Hampson, G.F. 1895. Descriptions of New Rhopalocera from India. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1895: 277–315. Reference page.
Vane-Wright, R.I. & de Jong, R. 2003. The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343: 3–267, figs 1–14, pls 1–16. PDF Reference page.

Oriens, the dartlets, is a genus of grass skippers, butterflies in the subfamily Hesperiinae (Hesperiidae). The genus was described by William Harry Evans in 1932.


Oriens alfurus (Plötz, 1885) – Celebes
Oriens californica (Scudder, 1872) – Philippines
Oriens fons Evans, 1949
Oriens paragola (de Nicéville & Martin, [1896]) – Sumatra
Oriens augustula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) – Fiji
Oriens goloides (Moore, [1881]) – Ceylon, India, Nepal, South China to Malay Peninsula.
Oriens gola (Moore, 1877) – Ceylon, South India, Kumaon, Sikkim to Assam, Burma, Vietnam
Oriens concinna (Elwes & Edwards, 1897) – India (Shevaroys, Nilgiris, Palnis, Coorg)


The larvae feed on grasses including Imperata, Oryza, and Paspalum.[1]

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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