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Euploea core


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Familiae: Papilionidae - Hedylidae - Hesperiidae - Pieridae - Nymphalidae - Lycaenidae - Riodinidae

Note: The former circunscription of the series Hesperiiformes and Papilioniformes did not considered Hedylidae as a butterfly family. Under current cirscunscription of Papilionoidea and current phylogenetical hypothesis, the group Papilioniformes can not be considered monophyletic.[1][2]




  1. Heikkilä, M. and Kaila, L. and Mutanen, M. and Peña, C. and Wahlberg, N. (2012) Cretaceous origin and repeated tertiary diversification of the redefined butterflies, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1731):1093-1099, doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1430
  2. Van Nieukerken EJ, Kaila L, Kitching IJ, Kristensen NP, Lees DC, et al. (2011) Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness, Zootaxa 3148: 212–221.

Additional references[edit]

  • Braby, M.F. 2000: Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. ISBN 0 643 06591 1 (set) ISBN 0 643 06492 3 (v. 1) ISBN 0 643 06493 1 (v. 2)
  • Braby, M.F. 2010: The merging of taxonomy and conservation biology: a synthesis of Australian butterfly systematics (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea) for the 21st century. Zootaxa, 2707: 1-76. Preview
  • Braby, M.F. 2011: Revised checklist of Australian butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea): addendum and errata. Zootaxa, 3128: 67–68. Preview
  • Lang, S.-y.; Lamas, G.; Lo, Y.F.P. 2014: Notes on the butterflies “described” in 1929 by Prof. Woon-Young Chun from Hainan Island, China (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea). Zootaxa 3765 (1): 95-97. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3765.1.7 reference page 
  • Patrick, B.; Patrick, H. 2012: Butterflies of the South Pacific. Otago University Press. reference page 
  • Schweiger, O. et al. 2014: CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe. ZooKeys, 367: 65-84. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.367.6185 reference page 
  • 2011: Butterflies of the Andaman and Nicobar islands: history of collection and checklist. Zootaxa, 3050: 1-36. Preview

Vernacular names[edit]

Akan: Afrafranto
English: Butterfly
español: papilionoideas, mariposas
日本語: アゲハチョウ上科
suomi: Päiväperhoset
中文: 真蝶總科
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