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Hesperia  Fabricius, 1793
Taxonomic Serial No.: 188610

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Anthomaster Scudder, 1872
    Ocytes Scudder, 1872
    Pamphila [Fabricius], 1807
    Symmachia Sodoffsky, 1837
    Urbicola Tutt, 1905
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderLepidoptera  – butterflies, moths, papillons, papillons de nuit, Borboleta, Mariposa  
                                  SuperfamilyHesperioidea Latreille, 1809  
                                     FamilyHesperiidae Latreille, 1809 – Skippers  
                                        SubfamilyHesperiinae Latreille, 1809 – Grass-Skippers  
                                           TribeHesperiini Latreille, 1809  
                                              GenusHesperia Fabricius, 1793  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Hesperia assiniboia (Lyman, 1892)  
                                                 Species Hesperia attalus (W. H. Edwards, 1871) – Dotted Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia colorado (Scudder, 1874)  
                                                 Species Hesperia columbia (Scudder, 1872) – Columbian Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia comma (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Branded Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia dacotae (Skinner, 1911) – Dakota Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia juba (Scudder, 1874) – Juba Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia leonardus T. Harris, 1862 – Leonard's Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia lindseyi (W. Holland, 1930) – Lindsey's Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia meskei (W. H. Edwards, 1877) – Meske's Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia metea Scudder, 1863 – Cobweb Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia miriamae MacNeill, 1959 – Sierra Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia nevada (Scudder, 1874) – Nevada Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia ottoe W. H. Edwards, 1866 – Ottoe Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia pahaska Leussler, 1938 – Pahaska Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia sassacus T. Harris, 1862 – Indian Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia uncas W. H. Edwards, 1863 – Uncas Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia viridis (W. H. Edwards, 1883) – Green Skipper 
                                                 Species Hesperia woodgatei (R. Williams, 1914) – Apache Skipper 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Check List of the Lepidoptera of North America... MS, database (version 2003)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Ongoing developmental version with contributions by Don Lafontaine, Jean-François Landry, Jim Troubridge, Paul Opler, Ron Hodges, John Brown, et al. Higher classification does not yet reflect recent and substantial changes that have been published   
  Reference for: Hesperia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Hesperia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hodges, Ronald W., et al., eds.  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico   
  Page(s): xxiv + 284   
  Publisher: E.W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-86096-016-1   
  Notes: Other contributing editors: Tatiana Dominick, Donald, R. Davis, Douglas C. Ferguson, John G. Franclemont, Eugene G. Munroe, and Jerry A. Powell   
  Reference for: Hesperia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pelham, Jonathan P.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, vol. 40   
  Page(s): xiv + 658   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-4324   
  Notes: As noted in the Introduction, Pelham intentionally diverges from the Code's provisions on gender agreement (Articles 31 & 34), following original orthography instead   
  Reference for: Hesperia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Poole, Robert W. / Poole, Robert W., and Patricia Gentili, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lepidoptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nomina Insecta Nearctica: A Check List of the Insects of North America, vol. 3: Diptera, Lepidoptera, Siphonaptera   
  Page(s): 605-1122   
  Publisher: Entomological Information Services   
  Publication Place: Rockville, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-889002-03-8   
  Notes: Series ISBN: 1-889002-00-3   
  Reference for: Hesperia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Warren, Andrew D., Joshua R. Ogawa, and Andrew V. Z. Brower  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematic Entomology, vol. 34, no. 3   
  Page(s): 467-523   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0307-6970   
  Notes: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00463.x   
  Reference for: Hesperia   

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