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Euploea core


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
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.

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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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