Brown awl Badamia exclamationis, photographed by Raju Kasambe.

Belongs within: Hesperioidea.

The Coeliadinae are a group of fairly large skippers, the brightly coloured larvae of which feed on dicotyledons (Nielsen & Common 1991).

Characters (from Nielsen & Common 1991): Fairly large with short antennae, apical segment of labial palps long and slender and directed forwards, hind wing distinctly lobed, tornus sometimes produced, M2 tubular and arising nearer M1 than M3; male sometimes with sex-brand on fore wing.

    |--Allora J03
    |--Choaspes J03
    |--Hasora PP02
    |    |--H. chromus PP02
    |    |    |--H. c. chromus PP02
    |    |    `--H. c. bilunata PP02
    |    `--H. khoda PP02
    `--Badamia PP02
         |--B. atrox PP02
         |    |--B. a. atrox PP02
         |    `--B. a. subflava PP02
         `--B. exclamationis PP02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[J03] Jong, R. de. 2003. Are there butterflies with Gondwanan ancestry in the Australian region? Invertebrate Systematics 17: 143-156.

Nielsen, E. S., & I. F. B. Common. 1991. Lepidoptera. In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia, 2nd ed., vol. 2, pp. 817-915. Melbourne University Press.

[PP02] Patrick, B., & H. Patrick. 2002. Butterflies of Fiji. Weta 24: 5-12.

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