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Distribution path and Subregions of Iceland (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - North Europe - Iceland
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Iceland
Class
Iceland
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 164 families, 618 genera, 1130 species
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.390    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
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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
Iceland
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     164 families, 618 genera, 1130 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Iceland
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 23 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 1 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anthocoridae (Fieber, 1837) - 1 SpeciesMinute pirate bugs
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 28 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 47 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 Species
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesRobber flies
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 2 SpeciesMarch flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) -> Brachycerinae - 1 SpeciesOobese weevils
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 24 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 5 SpeciesPill beetles
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 5 SpeciesBlow flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 1 SpeciesLeatherwings
Capniidae (Klapálek, 1905) - 1 SpeciesSmall winter stoneflies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 69 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesFilth flies
Cephidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesStem sawflies
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceraphronidae (Haliday, 1833) - 2 SpeciesCeraphronids
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 6 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesBiting midges
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 19 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 1 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 0 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 1 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 6 SpeciesCicadas
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesLady cows
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesKelp Flies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesWater boatman
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 6 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 14 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 1 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 1 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diapriidae (Latreille, 1796) - 8 SpeciesDiapriids
Dinidoridae (Stål, 1867) - 1 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 4 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryomyzidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesDryomyzid flies
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesWater tigers
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 6 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesSkipjacks
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesDance Flies
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 1 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 12 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 1 SpeciesEriococcids
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 6 SpeciesEulophids
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 4 SpeciesLittle house flies
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 12 SpeciesFigitids
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 14 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 27 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Hebridae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesVelvet water bugs
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 5 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 2 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 2 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesIchneumonids
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 2 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 1 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesSkimmers
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 6 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 15 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 1 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 39 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 1 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMantis-flies
Megalodontesidae (Konow, 1897) - 3 Species
Megaspilidae (Ashmead, 1893) - 4 SpeciesMegaspilids
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 4 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) -> Scarabaeidae - 1 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 1 SpeciesBird lice
Mesopsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 3 SpeciesMiddle Barklice
Mesoveliidae (Douglas & Scott, 1867) - 1 SpeciesWater treaders
Microphysidae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesMicrophysids
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 1 SpeciesGrass bugs
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 1 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 5 SpeciesFairy wasps
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 33 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 60 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 13 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesEnsign scales
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 1 Species
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 6 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phryganeidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesLarge caddisflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 6 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Platygastridae (Haliday, 1833) - 6 SpeciesPlatygastrids
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesSignal flies
Pleidae (Fieber, 1817) - 1 SpeciesPygmy backswimmers
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 1 Species
Proctotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesProctotrupids
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 6 SpeciesYucca Moths
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 3 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 9 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 11 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSnout Moths
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) -> Rutelinae - 1 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesShore bugs
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 1 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 8 SpeciesDung flies
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 3 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) -> Staphylinidae - 1 SpeciesScydmaenines
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 3 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Siricidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesWood wasp
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 19 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 53 SpeciesRove beetles
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) -> Tachyporini - 1 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 16 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 1 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 8 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 39 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 29 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Trichoceridae (Rondani, 1841) - 2 SpeciesWinter Crane Flies
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Veliidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSmaller water striders
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
165 Families with 1143 Species in Iceland
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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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