Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data

  title={Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data},
  author={Andrew D. Warren and Joshua R. Ogawa and Andrew V. Z. Brower},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
Abstract We propose a revised higher classification for the genera of Hesperiidae (skipper butterflies) of the world. We have augmented our published DNA data matrix with 49 morphological characters in order to infer relationships for taxa not sampled in the molecular study. We use the results of a combined analysis to identify morphological synapomorphies of the suprageneric clades of Hesperiidae, and to hypothesize a phylogenetic classification of the world’s genera of Hesperiidae, the first… 

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