Trapezites

Splendid ochre Trapezites symmomus, copyright Graham Winterflood.

Belongs within: Hesperiidae.

Trapezites, ochres, is an Australian genus of skippers with larvae feeding on species of Xanthorrhoeaceae (Braby 2000).

Characters (from Braby 2000): Antenna with club bent sharply beyond middle, apiculus variable; third segment of labial palp of moderate length; fore wing with vein CuA2 arising nearer base than end of cell, vein 1A+2A in male relatively straight; hind wing with vein CuA1 arising closer to M3 than to CuA2; hind tibia usually with two pairs of spurs; male lacking patch of sex-scales.

<==Trapezites Hübner 1819 [incl. Anisyntoides Waterhouse 1932]B00
    |--T. argenteoornatus (Hewitson 1868) (see below for synonymy)B00
    |--T. atkinsi Williams, Williams & Hay 1998B00
    |--T. eliena (Hewitson 1868)B00
    |--T. genevieveae Atkins 1997B00
    |--T. heteromacula Meyrick & Lower 1902B00
    |--T. iacchoides Waterhouse 1903B00
    |--T. iacchus (Fabricius 1775)B00
    |--T. lutea (Tepper 1882)B00
    |    |--T. l. lutea [incl. T. l. leucon Waterhous 1938]B00
    |    `--T. l. glaucus Waterhouse & Lyell 1914B00
    |--T. macquueni Kerr & Sands 1970B00
    |--T. maheta (Hewitson 1877)B00
    |--T. petalia (Hewitson 1868)B00
    |--T. phigalia (Hewitson 1868) [incl. T. phigalia phila Waterhouse 1837]B00
    |--T. phigalioides Waterhouse 1903B00
    |--T. praxedes (Plötz 1884) [=T. maheta praxedes]B00
    |--T. sciron Waterhouse & Lyell 1914B00
    |    |--T. s. scironB00
    |    `--T. s. eremicola Burns 1948B00
    |--T. symmomus Hübner 1823B00
    |    |--T. s. symmomusB00
    |    |--T. s. soma Waterhouse 1932B00
    |    `--T. s. sombra Waterhouse 1932B00
    |--T. taori Atkins 1997B00
    `--T. waterhousei Mayo & Atkins 1992B00

Trapezites argenteoornatus (Hewitson 1868) [=Anisyntoides argenteoornatus; incl. T. argenteoornatus insula (Waterhouse 1932)]B00

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B00] Braby, M. F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution vol. 1. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

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