Van Nieukerken et al. (2011) and Simonsen et al. (2012) provide an updated review of the higher level systematics of the butterflies and have revised the higher classification. These papers were based on the extensive molecular phylogenies presented by Regier et al. (2009), Mutanen et al. (2010) and Heikkilä et al. (2012) which showed that the Papilionoidea are a paraphyletic entity. Van Nieukerken et al. (2011) and Simonsen et al. (2012) therefore assigned the Hesperioidea to the Papilionoidea and recognised only a single superfamily with seven families, six of which occur in Australia.
Regier, JC, Zwick, A, Cummings, MP, et al. 2009. Toward reconstructing the evolution of advanced moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia): an initial molecular study. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 280
van Nieukerken, E.J. et al. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. pp. 212-221 in Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.). Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148
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