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Hesperiidae

The family is represented in all main zoogeographical regions with about 3050 species. No representatives are found in New Zealand (Scoble 1992: 304). In the West-Palaearctic region there are just over 40 species.
Identification: Bink 1992, de Jong 1972, 1974, 1978, Ebert & Rennwald 1991, Emmet & Heath 1989, Forster & Wohlfahrt 1955, Hesselbarth, van Oorschot & Wagener 1995, Higgins & Hargreaves 1983, Higgins & Riley 1970 (+ later editions, reprints and translations in several languages), Howarth 1973, Krzywicki 1970, Seitz 1906-1909, Taymans et al. 1993, Whalley 1981, Wynhoff, Made & Swaay 1990.
Nomenclature according to Fauna Europaea.
Species in Belgium: 15.


WV = West-Vlaanderen LI = Limburg NA = Namur
OV = Oost-Vlaanderen BR = Brabant LG = Liège
AN = Antwerpen HA = Hainaut LX = Luxembourg
= before 1980 = 1980 – 2004 = after 2004
Species WV OV AN LI BR HA NA LG LX
Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780)
= malvae (Hufnagel, 1766), nec (Linnaeus, 1758)
L
Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771)
= paniscus (Fabricius, 1775)
 
Erynnis tages (Linnaeus, 1758)
   
Hesperia comma (Linnaeus, 1758)
   
Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771)
= aracinthus (Fabricius, 1777)
               
Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, 1777)
= venatus
sensu auct. nec (Bremer & Grey, 1852)
Pyrgus alveus (Hübner, 1803)
           
Pyrgus armoricanus (Ch. Oberthür, 1910)
          L  
Pyrgus carthami (Hübner, 1813)
= fritillarius (Poda, 1761)
               
Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758)
= altheae (Esper, 1783)
= fritillum (Fabricius, 1787), nec (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
= alveolus (Hübner, 1803)
 
Pyrgus serratulae (Rambur, 1840)
= alveus sensu auct., nec (Hübner, 1803)
           
Spialia sertorius (Hoffmansegg, 1804)
= sao (Hübner, 1803), nec (Bergsträsser, 1779)
           
Thymelicus acteon (Rottemburg, 1775)
           
Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)
Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761)
= linea (O. F. Müller, 1766)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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