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Distribution path and Subregions of Benin (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Benin
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Benin
Class
Benin
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.878.527    worldwide
Common namesInsects, True insects
German namesInsekten, Kerbtiere, Kerfe, Freikiefler
Dutch namesInsecten, Eigenlijke insecten, Insekten
Danish namesInsekter
Finnish namesHyönteiset
Norwegian namesInsekter
Swedish namesEgentliga insekter
Spanish namesInsectos
Italian namesInsetti, Entomi
French namesInsecte
Portuguese namesInsetos
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Adelie Land, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia, Australasian ecozone)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, West Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Central Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean, Great Australian Bight, Eastern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal)

Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Transnistria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesInsecta in faunaeur.org
Insecta in itis.gov
Insecta in papua-insects.nl
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Benin
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Benin
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 177 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 1 Species
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 1 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 3 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesStingless bees
Archipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesAncient Barklice
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 1 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesRobber flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 5 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 4 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 2 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) -> Blaberidae - 1 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 9 SpeciesBraconids
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 4 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 3 SpeciesBlow flies
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDemoiselles
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 246 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 190 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRodent fleas
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesFroghoppers
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 1 SpeciesChalcids
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 1 SpeciesMidges
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHoppers
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 9 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDustywings
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 1 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesSquash bugs
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 17 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 106 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesTrue weevils
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 5 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 8 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 5 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 3 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) -> Blattellidae - 1 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) -> Elaterinae - 1 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elcanidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 9 SpeciesEncyrtids
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 1 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 5 SpeciesEulophids
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 1 Species
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 2 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 46 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesDor beetles
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 7 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 16 SpeciesSweat bees
Hemipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLeaf Litter Barklice
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 45 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 1 SpeciesClown beetles
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 2 Species
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 2 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 3 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesIchneumonids
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesDrywood termites
Lachesillidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesFateful Barklice
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 33 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 3 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 1 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 8 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 97 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 2 SpeciesMantids
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 16 SpeciesCarder bees
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 5 SpeciesChafers
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFilth flies
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 1 SpeciesCow ant
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) -> Hippoboscidae - 1 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 190 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Pachytroctidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesThick Barklice
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 24 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 2 SpeciesStout Barklice
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 45 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesSignal flies
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 2 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 4 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 6 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 1 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 14 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 35 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 3 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 19 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 99 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 9 SpeciesScelionids
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 4 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 1 SpeciesRove beetles
Stictococcidae - 2 SpeciesStictococcids
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSoldier flies
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 5 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 4 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 60 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesHigher termites
Tessaratomidae (Stål, 1864) - 1 SpeciesTessaratomids
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 2 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 1 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 1 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 2 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 12 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesTorymids
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 2 SpeciesHide beetles
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesSocial Wasps
148 Families with 1908 Species in Benin
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Apterentoma (Chen, 1958)
Archimetabola (Crampton, 1928)
Dicondylata (Boudreaux, 1979)
Dicondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
Ectognatha (Stummer-traunfels, 1891)
Ectotropha (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophi (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophica (Tillyard, 1926)
Euthysanura (Schepotieff, 1909)
Phanerognatha (Krausse & Wolff, 1919)
Thysanuradelphia (Crampton, 1916)
Thysanurata (Bey-bienko, 1962)
Thysanurida (Pearce, 1936)
Triplura (Ewing, 1942)

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