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Tribes and subtribes (butterflies and hawkmoths only at present)

Tribes and subtribes (where relevant and known) have now (August, 2003) been assigned to the genus-group names in the butterfly families Hesperiidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae and Riodinidae - following Lamas et al. (in press) and in collabration with Dick-Vane-Wright, Niklas Wahlberg and Gerardo Lamas as part of the Global Butterfly Information System (GloBIS) project.

Classification of the Riodonidae has been updated from Gerardo Lamas, revised 4 Feb 2008. Riodinidae of the World.

Classification of the Pieridae has been updated from Gerardo Lamas, revised 4 Feb 2008. Pieridae of the World (uses Bridges Catalogue parsed by Brian Pitkin as a starter,)

The classification of the moth family Sphingidae follows Kitching & Cadiou (2001).

Where a family is divided into subfamilies, but a genus-group name is unassigned to a subfamily we have used the expression "Subfamily unassigned". Similarly where a subfamily is divided into tribes but a genus-group name is unassigned to a tribe we have used the xpression 'Tribe unassigned" ,Similarly where a tribe is divided into subtribes but the genus-group name is unassigned to a subtribe we have used the expression 'Subtribe unassigned'.

Click on a Family, Subfamily, Tribe or Subtribe for a list of included genus-group names in this catalogue.

Family Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
HESPERIIDAE COELIADINAE
PYRRHOPYGINAE OXYNETRINI
PASSOVINI
PYRRHOPYGINI
ZONIINI
Tribe unassigned
PYRGINAE
  EUDAMINI
  PYRGINI
  Tribe unassigned
HETEROPTERINAE
TRAPEZITINAE
HESPERIINAE
NYMPHALIDAE LIBYTHEINAE
DANAINAE DANAINI DANAINA
EUPLOEINA
  Subtribe unassigned
ITHOMIINI DIRCENNINA
GODYRIDINA
ITHOMIINA
MECHANITINA
MELINAEINA
NAPEOGENINA
OLERIINA
TITHOREINA
Subtribe unassigned
Tribe unassigned
CHARAXINAE CHARAXINI
EUXANTHINI
PROTHOINI
PALLINI
PREPONINI
ANEINI
Tribe unassigned
MORPHINAE MORPHINI
AMATHUSIINI
BRASSOLINI
Tribe unassigned
SATYRINAE HAETERINI
MELANITINI
ERITINI
ELYMNIINI
RAGADIINI
SATYRINI
Tribe unassigned
CALINAGINAE
HELICONIINAE ACRAEINI
HELICONIINI ARGYNNINA
BOLORIINA
CIRROCHROINA
HELICONIINA
PHALANTINA
Subtribe unassigned
VAGRANTINI
Tribe unassigned
LIMENITIDINAE LIMENITIDINI
NEPTINI
PARTHENINI
ADOLIADINI
CYRESTINAE CYRESTINI
PSEUDERGOLINI
APATURINAE
BIBLIDINAE BIBLIDINI
EURYTELINI
EPICALIINI
EPIPHILINI
EUBAGINI
CALLICORINI
  Tribe unassigned
NYMPHALINAE NYMPHALINI
COEINI
KALLIMINI
MELITAEINI
Tribe unassigned
LYCAENIDAE MILETINAE LACHNOCNEMINI
LIPHYRINI
MILETINI
SPALGINI
TARAKINI
Tribe unassigned
PORITIINAE LIPTENINI
PENTILINI
PORITIINI
Tribe unassigned
CURETINAE
THECLINAE AMBLYPODIINI
APHNAEINI
    ARHOPALINI  
CATAPAECILMATINI
CHERITRINI
DEUDORIGINI
EUMAEINI
HORAGINI
HYPOLYCAENINI
HYPOTHECLINI
IOLAININI
LOXURINI
OXYLIDINI
THECLINI
TOMARINI
ZESIUSINI
Tribe unassigned
POLYOMMATINAE CANDALIDINI
LYCAENESTHINI
NIPHANDINI
POLYOMMATINI
Tribe unassigned
LYCAENINAE
PAPILIONIDAE BARONIINAE
PARNASSIINAE LUEHDORFIINI
PARNASSIINI
Tribe unassigned
PAPILIONINAE LEPTOCIRCINI
PAPILIONINI
TEINOPALPINI
Tribe unassigned
TROIDINI
PIERIDAE DISMORPHIINAE
PSEUDOPONTIINAE
COLIADINAE
PIERINAE ANTHOCHARINI

PIERINI
Tribe unassigned
RIODINIDAE
EUSELASIINAE CORRACHIINI
EUSELASIINI
NEMEOBIINAE
RIODININAE EURYBIINI
HELICOPINI
MESOSEMIINI MESOSEMIINA
NAPAEINA
NYMPHIDIINI ARICORINA
LEMONIADINA
NYMPHIDIINA
THEOPINA
RIODININI
STALACHTINI
SYMMACHIINI
Tribe unassigned
SPHINGIDAE SMERINTHINAE SMERINTHINI
SPHINGULINI
AMBULYCINI
SPHINGINAE SPHINGINI
ACHERONTIINI
Tribe unassigned
MACROGLOSSINAE DILOPHONOTINI DILOPHONOTINA
HEMARINA
PHILAMPELINI
MACROGLOSSINI MACROGLOSSINA
      CHOEROCAMPINA
    Tribe unassigned  

Last updated 28-Jul-2004 Dr B R Pitkin