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Distribution path and Subregions of Eritrea (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Eritrea
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Eritrea
Class
Eritrea
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 161 families, 949 genera, 1919 species
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.497    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
Eritrea
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     159 families, 945 genera, 1915 species
Subclass
Eritrea
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     2 families, 4 genera, 4 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Eritrea
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 13 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 2 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 3 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 1 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesWhiteflies
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 1 SpeciesMining bees
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 1 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 2 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 14 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 62 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 2 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesRobber flies
Ateluridae (Remington, 1954) -> Atelurinae - 0 Species
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 5 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 3 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) -> Blaberidae - 1 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 88 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 4 SpeciesBraconids
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 4 SpeciesBlow flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 304 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 10 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 54 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesFroghoppers
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 9 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 1 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 5 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 1 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesHoppers
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 15 SpeciesSoft scales
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 2 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 2 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 12 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 9 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 1 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 9 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 29 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 1 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 27 SpeciesEncyrtids
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 1 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 80 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 1 Species
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 2 SpeciesEriococcids
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 8 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 6 SpeciesEupelmids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 8 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 5 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 4 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 129 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 19 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesDor beetles
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 1 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 2 SpeciesSweat bees
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hodotermitidae (Desneux, 1904) - 1 SpeciesHarvester termites
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 1 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesIchneumonids
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 2 SpeciesDrywood termites
Kermesidae (Signoret, 1875) - 1 SpeciesGall-like Scale Insects
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 20 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 3 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) -> Tipulidae - 1 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 2 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 1 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 14 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 2 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 2 SpeciesCarder bees
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 10 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 5 SpeciesChafers
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 23 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesFungus gnats
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 1 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nicoletiidae (Escherich, 1905) - 2 SpeciesNicoletiids
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 212 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 10 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 11 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 17 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Ormyridae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesArmyrids
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 1 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesPerilampids
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 31 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 2 SpeciesSignal flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 6 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 2 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesRust flies
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 9 SpeciesPteromalids
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 3 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 7 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 5 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 19 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 132 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 4 SpeciesScelionids
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 1 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 2 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 3 SpeciesRove beetles
Stictococcidae - 2 SpeciesStictococcids
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 25 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 2 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 35 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesHigher termites
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 1 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesTherevids
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 10 SpeciesLace bugs
Tiphiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFlower wasps
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 4 SpeciesHide beetles
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 3 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 54 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 2 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
163 Families with 1923 Species in Eritrea
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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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