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Ampittia dioscorides etura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Tribe: Ampittiini
Tutt, 1906
Genus: Ampittia
Moore, 1882

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Ampittia is the genus of bush hoppers in the skipper butterfly family, Hesperiidae. It is the only member of the tribe Ampittiini, but many skipper butterflies are yet to be assigned to tribes, so this might change eventually.



  1. ^ Ampittia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  • Larsen, T.B.; Congdon, T.C.E., 2012: The genus Ampittia in Africa with the description of a new species (Hesperiinae; Aeromachini) and three new species in the genera Andronymus and Chondrolepis (Hesperiinae, incertae sedis) (Lepidoptera; Hesperiidae). Zootaxa, 3322: 49-62.
  • Wang, Z.-G. & Y. Niu, 2002: New species of butterflies (Lepidoptera) from China, II. Entomotaxonomia 2002 (4): 276-284.

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