|Animalia||Animals (except prokaryotes or protists)|
|Lepidoptera||Butterflies, Moths and Skippers|
|Papilionoidea||Known as true butterflies|
|Hesperiidae||Has combined characteristics of butterflies and moths|
Butterflies of these two super families (Papilionoidea and Heperiidae) can be seen in Sri Lanka. Family Acraeidae is classified under subfamilies of Nymphalidae by some authors. Also family Riodinidae is stated as a subfamily of Lycaenidae.