EudaminaeAndrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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Genera in Eudaminae were formerly viewed to be part of Pyrginae. However, Warren et al. (2008, 2009) have demonstrated that Pyrginae s. l. is paraphyletic with respect to other skippers unless this subfamily is separated. Most of the eudamine genera are neotropical, with some extending into North America. However, Lobocla is endemic to east Asia.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea). Cladistcs 24, 642-676.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2009 Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data. Systematic Entomology 34, 467-523.
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- First online 21 February 2007
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