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Distribution path and Subregions of Ghana (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Ghana
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Ghana
Class
Ghana
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 300 families, 2800 genera, 7468 species
Tree
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.383    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
Ghana
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     299 families, 2799 genera, 7467 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Ghana
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 2 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 270 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 1 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 3 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 12 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 6 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 7 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesWhiteflies
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 17 Species
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 3 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 1 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 4 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apachyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 3 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 63 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 4 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 44 SpeciesStingless bees
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 1 SpeciesFlat bugs
Archeocrypticidae (Kaszab, 1964) - 1 SpeciesCryptic fungus beetles
Archipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAncient Barklice
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 313 SpeciesTiger Moths
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 4 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 11 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Baetidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesSmall minnow mayflies
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesFleas
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 2 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 3 SpeciesMarch flies
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 17 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 6 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 7 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 78 SpeciesBee Flies
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 21 SpeciesBraconids
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesJewel beetles
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 1 Species
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 18 SpeciesBlow flies
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 1 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 160 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 1 Species
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 3 Species
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 7 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 402 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 85 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChalcids
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chelisochidae (Burr, 1907) - 1 SpeciesBlack earwigs
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 68 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 2 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 9 SpeciesEye flies
Chorotypidae (Stål, 1873) - 1 Species
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 1 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesHoppers
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 3 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 24 SpeciesPond damselflies
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 6 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 22 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 2 Species
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesWater boatman
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 47 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 131 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenophthalmidae (Rothschild, 1915) - 2 Species
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 111 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 42 SpeciesTrue weevils
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 12 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 10 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 20 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 4 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dipseudopsidae (Ulmer, 1904) - 2 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 31 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 14 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 5 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 5 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 6 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 2 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 48 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 11 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 183 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 27 SpeciesEulophids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 14 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 2 Species
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 1 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 8 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Evaniidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHatchet wasps
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 1 SpeciesLittle house flies
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 8 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 327 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 242 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesDor beetles
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 8 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 4 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 7 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 38 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 1 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 12 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 2 Species
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 332 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 1 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 1 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 3 SpeciesClown beetles
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 4 Species
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 9 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 7 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 11 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 25 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesIchneumonids
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 3 Species
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 3 SpeciesBat fleas
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 3 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 4 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 7 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 54 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lepidostomatidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 4 SpeciesBizarre Caddisflies
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 33 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptophlebiidae (Banks, 1900) - 1 SpeciesProng-gilled mayflies
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 3 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 2 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 73 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 44 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 35 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 4 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 2 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 2 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 33 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 610 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 41 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesMantis-flies
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 1 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 19 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 9 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 26 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 8 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 7 SpeciesBird lice
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 3 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 2 SpeciesFilth flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 1 SpeciesGrass bugs
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 3 SpeciesScaly crickets
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 4 SpeciesMonophlebids
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 36 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 3 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 13 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 2 SpeciesMydas flies
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 9 Species
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 1 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSap beetles
Nocticolidae (Bolivar, 1892) - 4 SpeciesAustralian cockroaches
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 304 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 72 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 63 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 3 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 627 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 2 SpeciesEnsign scales
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 58 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 4 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 85 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 6 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Plataspididae (Dallas, 1851) - 1 Species
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 3 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 32 SpeciesSignal flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 4 Species
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 3 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 35 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 3 Species
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 3 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 27 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psoquillidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 2 SpeciesBird Nest Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 14 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psychomyiidae (Walker, 1852) - 3 SpeciesTube-making caddisflies
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 3 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 10 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pygidicranidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 Species
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 48 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 33 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 5 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 4 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 6 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 1 Species
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 25 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 3 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 51 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 191 SpeciesScarabs
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 0 SpeciesDung flies
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 24 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 1 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciaridae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesDark winged fungus gnats
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 2 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 5 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 14 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Signiphoridae (Howard, 1894) - 1 SpeciesSigniphorid wasps
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 3 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Siricidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesWood wasp
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 4 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 95 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 3 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stictococcidae - 6 SpeciesStictococcids
Stivaliidae (Mardon, 1978) - 1 Species
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 4 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 33 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 44 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 58 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 13 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 8 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 67 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 71 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 6 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 3 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 126 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 3 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 28 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 36 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 16 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 20 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesTorymids
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 6 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tricorythidae (Lestage, 1942) - 1 SpeciesLittle stout crawler mayflies
Trigonalidae (Cresson, 1887) - 1 SpeciesTrigonalid wasps
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 12 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 12 SpeciesHide beetles
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 2 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Uenoidae (Iwata, 1927) - 3 SpeciesStonecase Caddisflies
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 1 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 38 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xiphocentronidae (Schmid, 1982) - 1 Species
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 1 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesIronclad beetles
300 Families with 7471 Species in Ghana
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Ghana without family allocation
Capronia adelica ()Info
Capronia pillaana ()Info
Lantzodes obovalis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes semicircularis (Hampson, 1917)Info
4 Species in Insecta for Ghana listed without family allocation
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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