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Subfamily Miletinae - Harvesters, Apeflies

Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius Very delicate Skipper  - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester butterfly larva - Feniseca tarquinius Little orange butterfly - Feniseca tarquinius Feniseca tarquinius Harvester Larvae and Woolly Maple Aphid colony on bristly greenbrier - Feniseca tarquinius Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Miletinae (Harvesters, Apeflies)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gerydinae Doherty, 1886. Type genus: Gerydus Boisduval [name is senior to Miletinae, but Miletinae is treated as correct (ICZN Article 35.5)
Miletidi Reuter, 1896. Type-genus: Miletus Hübner

Our species is placed in:
tribe Mileteni; subtribe Spalgina Toxopeus, 1929. Type genus: Spalgis Moore
Only one species in North America; the Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius.
Subfamily Miletinae (except for our one species) is of Old World distribution, being best represented in the Indonesia and Africa. The Old World genus Spalgis is closely related to our species.
For detailed information go to the species page.