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Distribution path and Subregions of Sierra Leone (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Sierra Leone
Taxonomy for Castniidae (Giant Butterfly Moths) in Sierra Leone
Class
Sierra Leone
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 245 families, 2094 genera, 4901 species
Tree
Subclass
Sierra Leone
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 244 families, 2093 genera, 4900 species
Tree
Infraclass
Sierra Leone
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 235 families, 2040 genera, 4768 species
Tree
Superorder
Sierra Leone
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 176 families, 1790 genera, 4414 species
Tree
Order
Sierra Leone
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 50 families, 870 genera, 2609 species
Site
Tree
Suborder
Sierra Leone
Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
 49 families, 869 genera, 2608 species
Tree
Infraorder
Sierra Leone
Heteroneura (Tillyard, 1918)
 49 families, 869 genera, 2608 species
Tree
Division
Sierra Leone
Ditrysia (Borner, 1925) (Moths)
 48 families, 868 genera, 2607 species
Tree
Section
Sierra Leone
Cossina (Herrich-schäffer, 1856)
 24 families, 594 genera, 2006 species
Tree
Subsection
Sierra Leone
Cossina (Meyrick, 1907)
 6 families, 56 genera, 97 species
Tree
Superfamily
Sierra Leone
Castnioidea (Boisduval, 1828)
 1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Tree
Family
Sierra Leone
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) (Giant Butterfly Moths) - Systematics
 1 genus, 1 species
Site
Tree
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Genera46    worldwide
Species638    worldwide
Common namesGiant Butterfly Moths, Sun moths, Giant butterfly-moths, Castniid moths
AuthorBoisduval, 1828
Distribution
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Continents:

America
Asia
Eurasia
Africa
Australasian


Ecozones:

Neotropical


Links and ReferencesCastniidae in faunaeur.org
Castniidae in Wikipedia (English)

Species overview - Checklist for Castniidae in Sierra Leone
Xanthocastnia evalthe (Fabricius, 1776)Info
1 Species in Castniidae for Sierra Leone listed
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
DivisionDitrysia
Moths, Butterflies, Skippers
SectionCossina
SubsectionCossina
SuperfamilyCastnioidea
FamilyCastniidae
Giant Butterfly Moths, Sun moths, Giant butterfly-moths, Castniid moths
AuthorBoisduval, 1828

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