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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: Erionotini
Genus: Pirdana
Species: P. distanti – P. fusca – P. hyela – P. ismene

Pirdana Distant, 1886: 369, 376.

Type species: Hesperia hyela Hewitson, 1867: 23.

Chiba, H. & H. Tsukiyama, 1993. A Review of the Genus Pirdana Distant (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Butterflies 6: 19–25. Reference page.
Chiba, H. & H. Tsukiyama, 1994. A Revisional Note the Genus Pirdana Distant (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Butterflies 7: 56. Reference page.
De Jong, R. & Treadaway, C.G., 1993. Notes on the genus Pirdana Distant, 1886 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 67(8): 127–136. Reference page.
Distant, W.L. 1882–1886. Rhopalocera Malayana. xvi + 481pp., 41 pls. London. 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.
Hewitson, W.C. 1867-68. Descriptions of One Hundred New Species of Hesperidae Pt.1 pp.1-25; Pt.2 pp.31-56. van Voorst, London. Reference page.

Pirdana is a genus of grass skippers in the family Hesperiidae.

Pirdana albicornis Elwes & Edwards, 1897 Borneo
Pirdana hyela (Hewitson, 1867) Burma, Malaya to Celebes and (P. h. rudolphii Elwes & de Nicéville, [1887] ) Vietnam
Pirdana distanti Staudinger, 1889 Sumatra, Malaya, Borneo and (P. d. niasica Fruhstorfer, 1916) Nias
Pirdana fusca de Jong & Treadaway, 1993 Samar
Pirdana ismene (C. & R. Felder, [1867]) Celebes


The larvae feed on Dracaenaceae including Dracaena, Agavaceae including Cordyline, Convallariaceae including Peliosanthes[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

Natural History Museum Lepidoptera genus database
"Pirdana Distant, 1886" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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