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Distribution path and Subregions of Comoros (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Indian Ocean islands - Comoro Islands - Comoros
Subregions: Anjouan, Grande Comore, Mohéli
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Comoros
Class
Comoros
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 113 families, 723 genera, 1354 species
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.878.583    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
Comoros
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     112 families, 721 genera, 1351 species
Subclass
Comoros
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 2 genera, 3 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Comoros
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 7 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 1 SpeciesFig wasps
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 1 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 1 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 47 SpeciesTiger Moths
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 3 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 5 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 3 SpeciesBraconids
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 2 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 63 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 69 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFroghoppers
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 1 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 10 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1 SpeciesPond damselflies
Conchaspididae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesFalse armoured scales
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 5 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 1 SpeciesBoghaunters
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 113 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 40 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 1 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 28 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesSkipjacks
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 62 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 1 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 2 SpeciesEulophids
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 8 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 3 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 3 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 3 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 107 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 122 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 6 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 13 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 2 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 1 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesIchneumonids
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 6 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 1 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 9 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 36 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 1 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 9 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 5 SpeciesMantids
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 3 SpeciesCarder bees
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesFlatwings
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 26 SpeciesChafers
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 1 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesFungus gnats
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 94 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 8 SpeciesTuft moths
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 1 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 72 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesEnsign scales
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 1 SpeciesWalking sticks
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 17 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 4 Species
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 9 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 15 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 1 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 2 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 2 SpeciesScelionids
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesHawk Moths
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) -> Tachyporini - 1 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 2 Species
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 0 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 10 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHigher termites
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 3 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 4 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 5 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 1 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 29 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 8 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesSocial Wasps
114 Families with 1354 Species in Comoros
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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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