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Distribution path and Subregions of Kenya (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Kenya
Subregions: Kakamega Forest, Nairobi
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Kenya
Class
Kenya
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 431 families, 4959 genera, 16872 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
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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
Kenya
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     427 families, 4950 genera, 16860 species
Subclass
Kenya
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 4 genera, 5 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Kenya
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 5 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 241 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesSpider flies
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 11 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 9 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 18 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 77 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 8 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Alydidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesBroad-headed bugs
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 3 Species
Amphientomidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTropical Barklice
Amphipsocidae (Mockford, 1978) - 4 SpeciesHairy-winged Barklice
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 3 SpeciesMining bees
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 3 Species
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 24 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthocoridae (Fieber, 1837) - 3 SpeciesMinute pirate bugs
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 34 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 6 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthracoptilidae (Handlirsch, 1922) - 2 Species
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 10 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apachyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 Species
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 3 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 21 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 202 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 148 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 547 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 9 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 143 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 1 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 39 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Aulacidae (Shuckard, 1842) - 1 SpeciesAulacids
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bacillidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 1 SpeciesBacillid Stick Insects
Baetidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmall minnow mayflies
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 8 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 7 SpeciesMarch flies
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 9 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 30 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 26 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 32 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 155 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 5 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 23 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 1 Species
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 127 SpeciesBraconids
Bradynobaenidae (Saussure, 1892) - 13 SpeciesBradynobaenid wasps
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 9 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 15 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 15 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 1 Species
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 51 SpeciesBlow flies
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDemoiselles
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 4 SpeciesCamillid flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 4 SpeciesSurge Flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 1 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1011 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 5 Species
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 1 Species
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 59 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 907 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 2 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 46 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 2 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 11 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 8 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chelisochidae (Burr, 1907) - 1 SpeciesBlack earwigs
Chimaeropsyllidae (Ewing & Fox, 1943) - 4 Species
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 35 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 6 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 79 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 10 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 64 SpeciesHoppers
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 5 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 9 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 2 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 53 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 22 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 49 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 17 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 16 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 2 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 9 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 27 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesWater boatman
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 9 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 13 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 111 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 72 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 313 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Ctenophthalmidae (Rothschild, 1915) - 30 Species
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 180 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 152 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 1 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Dactylopiidae (Signoret, 1875) - 1 SpeciesCochineals
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 29 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 34 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 72 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 2 SpeciesBog flies
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 17 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Diplatyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 6 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 60 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 3 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 35 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 43 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesWater tigers
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) - 3 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Ectopsocidae - 3 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 31 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 122 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elenchidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Elipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 3 SpeciesDamp Barklice
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 1 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Embiidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 3 Species
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 4 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 22 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 10 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 59 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 14 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Ephemeridae (Leach, 1817) - 1 SpeciesBurrowing mayflies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 60 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 373 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 1 Species
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 2 SpeciesEriococcids
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 33 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 5 SpeciesEupelmids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 26 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 3 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 5 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 3 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 19 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Evaniidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHatchet wasps
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 48 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 14 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 572 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 5 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 39 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geocoridae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 1 SpeciesBig-eyed Bugs
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 804 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesDor beetles
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater spiders
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 6 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 30 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 28 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 47 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 2 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Haematopinidae (Enderlein, 1904) - 2 SpeciesUngulate lice
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 51 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 1 SpeciesHaliplids
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hemimeridae (Sharp, 1895) - 4 Species
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesGhost Moths
Heptageniidae (Needham, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlat-headed mayflies
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 254 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 4 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 7 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Heteronemiidae (Rehn, J. A. G., 1904) - 1 Species
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 48 SpeciesClown beetles
Hodotermitidae (Desneux, 1904) - 1 SpeciesHarvester termites
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 3 Species
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 9 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 9 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybothiridae (Ewing, 1929) - 1 Species
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 8 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 2 Species
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 3 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 3 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 31 Species
Hystrichopsyllidae (Tiraboschi, 1904) - 7 SpeciesInsectivore fleas
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 220 SpeciesIchneumonids
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 8 Species
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 7 SpeciesBat fleas
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 9 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 3 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Kuwaniidae (Macgillvray, 1921) - 1 Species
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 3 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Labiidae (Burr, 1909) - 5 SpeciesLittle earwigs
Lachesillidae (Pearman, 1936) - 4 SpeciesFateful Barklice
Laemobothriidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 1 Species
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 141 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 5 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 1 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 5 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Lentulidae (Dirsh, 1956) - 6 SpeciesLentulid Grasshoppers
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 1 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Lepidostomatidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 3 SpeciesBizarre Caddisflies
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 7 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptopsyllidae (Rothschild & Jordan, 1915) - 2 SpeciesRabbit fleas
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 8 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 3 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 87 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 42 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 87 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Linognathidae (Webb, 1946) - 1 Species
Liopteridae (Ashmead, 1895) - 3 SpeciesLiopterids
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 6 SpeciesBooklice
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 2 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 8 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 9 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 1 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 17 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 627 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 4 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 7 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 105 SpeciesMantids
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 2 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 100 SpeciesCarder bees
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Melittidae (Schenk, 1860) - 8 SpeciesMelittid bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 36 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 75 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 12 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 7 SpeciesBird lice
Mesopsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 5 SpeciesMiddle Barklice
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 8 SpeciesFilth flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 2 SpeciesGrass bugs
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 2 SpeciesScaly crickets
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 9 SpeciesMonophlebids
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 1 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mormotomyiidae (Austen, 1936) - 2 Species
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 222 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 24 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 15 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 4 SpeciesMydas flies
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 1 SpeciesFairy wasps
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 2 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 3 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neolinognathidae (Fahrenholz, 1936) - 1 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSap beetles
Nocticolidae (Bolivar, 1892) - 2 SpeciesAustralian cockroaches
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 689 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 74 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 62 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 8 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 879 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 2 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesBot flies
Oligoneuriidae (Ulmer, 1914) - 2 SpeciesBrushleg Mayflies
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) -> Ectyphinae - 1 SpeciesOpomyzid flies
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesEnsign scales
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 2 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Pedicinidae (Enderlein, 1904) - 3 Species
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesPerilampids
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 5 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 2 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Perlidae (Latreille, 1802) -> Plecoptera - 1 SpeciesCommon stoneflies
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 2 Species
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 3 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 7 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 12 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 193 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 18 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platygastridae (Haliday, 1833) - 1 SpeciesPlatygastrids
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 3 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 13 SpeciesSignal flies
Pleidae (Fieber, 1817) - 1 SpeciesPygmy backswimmers
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 5 Species
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 6 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 46 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 2 Species
Proctotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesProctotrupids
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 3 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 84 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesForest giants
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 19 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 30 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 45 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 6 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 8 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 73 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 2 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 32 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pygidicranidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 13 Species
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 84 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 44 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 12 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesCotton stainers
Rangomaramidae (Jaschhof & Didham, 2002) - 1 Species
Ratemiidae (Kim & Ludwig, 1978) - 1 Species
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 2 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 2 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 1 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) - 1 SpeciesRhopalosomatid wasps
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 18 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesSeed bugs
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 1 Species
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 45 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 49 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 161 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 739 SpeciesScarabs
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 2 SpeciesDung flies
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 5 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 40 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 5 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciaridae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesDark winged fungus gnats
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 8 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 12 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 26 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 5 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 22 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 25 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Signiphoridae (Howard, 1894) - 1 SpeciesSigniphorid wasps
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 4 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 18 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 42 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 1 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 168 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 8 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 17 SpeciesRove beetles
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stictococcidae - 4 SpeciesStictococcids
Stivaliidae (Mardon, 1978) - 1 Species
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 5 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 98 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 80 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 151 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 3 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 40 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 34 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 325 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 98 SpeciesHigher termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 2 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 6 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 84 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 15 SpeciesTherevids
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 15 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 9 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 9 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 7 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 37 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 60 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 49 SpeciesLace bugs
Tiphiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFlower wasps
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 32 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 197 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 3 SpeciesTorymids
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 8 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tricorythidae (Lestage, 1942) - 2 SpeciesLittle stout crawler mayflies
Trigonalidae (Cresson, 1887) - 1 SpeciesTrigonalid wasps
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 11 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 29 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 3 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 3 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Uenoidae (Iwata, 1927) - 1 SpeciesStonecase Caddisflies
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 1 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 17 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 210 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xiphiopsyllidae (Wagner, 1939) - 6 Species
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 42 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 8 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 12 SpeciesBurnet Moths
428 Families with 16884 Species in Kenya
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Kenya without family allocation
Armatophallus crudescens (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Soligena juna (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
3 Species in Insecta for Kenya 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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