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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: Baorini
Genus: Pelopidas
Species: P. agna – P. assamensis – P. baibarana – P. conjuncta – P. flava – P. grisemarginata – P. jansonis – P. lyelli – P. mathias – P. sinensis – P. subochracea – P. thrax

Pelopidas Walker, 1870.

Type species: Pelopidas midea Walker, 1870, by monotypy.

Pelopidas Walker, 1870:: 56; Evans, 1949: 44, 438; Hemming, 1967: 350.
Chapra Moore, [1881], 1: 169. TS: Hesperia mathias Fabricius, 1798, 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.
Fan, X.L., Chiba, H., Huang, Z.F., Fei, W., Wang, M. & Sáfián, S. 2016. Clarification of the Phylogenetic Framework of the Tribe Baorini (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) Inferred from Multiple Gene Sequences. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0156861. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156861. Zoobank 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.
Jiang, W., He, H., Li, Y., Wang, Y., Ge, C., Zhu, J. & Yu, W. 2019. Molecular phylogeny of the butterfly tribe Baorini Doherty, 1886 (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae) in China. Zootaxa 4565(1): 108–116. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4565.1.8 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.
Toussaint, E.F.A., Vila, R., Yago, M., Chiba, H., Warren, A.D., Aduse-Poku, K., Storer, C., Dexter, K.M., Maruyama, K., Lohman, D.J. & Kawahara, A.Y. 2019. Out of the Orient: Post-Tethyan transoceanic and trans-Arabian routes fostered the spread of Baorini skippers in the Afrotropics. Systematic Entomology 44(4): 926–938. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12365 Reference page.
Walker, F. 1870. A list of the butterflies collected by J.K. Lord, Esq., in Egypt, along the African shore of the Red Sea, and in Arabia; with descriptions of the species new to science. Entomologist 5: 48-57. Reference page.
Yuan, X.Q., Zhang, Y.L. & Yuan, F. 2010. Checklist of the Skipper Genus Pelopidas (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from China with Description of a New Species. Entomotaxonomia 32(3): 201–208. Reference page.


Pelopidas - Australian faunal directory
Zicha, Ondřej et al. Pelopidas – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Pelopidas – Taxon details on Fauna Europaea.
Pelopidas – Taxon details on Interim Register of Marine and Non-marine Genera (IRMNG).

Vernacular names
English: Branded Swifts or Millet Skippers
日本語: チャバネセセリ属

Pelopidas is a genus of skipper butterflies. They are commonly known as branded swifts or millet skippers. Polytremis kiraizana is sometimes placed here too. The genus was described by Francis Walker in 1870.[1]
Notable species

Pelopidas agna (Moore, 1865) - dark branded swift
Pelopidas assamensis (de Nicéville, 1882) - great swift
Pelopidas conjucta (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) - conjoined swift
Pelopidas flava (Evans, 1926)
Pelopidas jansonis (Butler, 1878)
Pelopidas lyelli (Rothschild, 1915)
Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798) - dark small-branded swift
Pelopidas sinensis (Mabille, 1877)
Pelopidas subochracea (Moore, 1878) - large branded swift
Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821) - pale small-branded swift


Savela, Markku. "Pelopidas Walker, 1870". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved February 16, 2018.

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