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Distribution path and Subregions of Liberia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Liberia
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Liberia
Class
Liberia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 162 families, 1025 genera, 2575 species
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.454    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
Liberia
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     162 families, 1025 genera, 2575 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Liberia
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 73 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 7 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 2 SpeciesFig wasps
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 1 Species
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 Species
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 2 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 46 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 1 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesRobber flies
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 14 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) -> Ectobiidae - 1 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 2 SpeciesBraconids
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesJewel beetles
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 15 SpeciesBlow flies
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 8 SpeciesDemoiselles
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 82 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 127 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 12 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 10 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 5 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 50 SpeciesHoppers
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 6 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 4 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 35 SpeciesPond damselflies
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 4 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 5 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 10 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 85 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 1 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 6 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 1 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 6 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 3 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesFruit flies
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 11 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 1 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 6 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 1 SpeciesEulophids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 3 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 1 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 2 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 59 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 43 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 7 SpeciesClubtails
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 1 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 9 SpeciesSweat bees
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 177 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 3 SpeciesLouse Flies
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 1 Species
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 4 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 9 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesIchneumonids
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 21 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 5 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 2 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 104 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 23 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liopteridae (Ashmead, 1895) - 1 SpeciesLiopterids
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 7 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 301 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 2 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 16 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesMantis-flies
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 21 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 1 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 5 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 3 SpeciesBird lice
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 3 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 2 SpeciesFilth flies
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesHouse flies
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 9 Species
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 14 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 3 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 402 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 38 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 4 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 1 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 50 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 1 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 9 SpeciesSignal flies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 7 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 8 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 5 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 6 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 17 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) -> Rhinophorinae - 1 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 3 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 9 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 5 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 11 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 61 SpeciesScarabs
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 3 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 6 SpeciesRove beetles
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) -> Hippoboscidae - 1 SpeciesBat flies
Stylopidae (Kirby, 1813) - 1 SpeciesStrepsiptera
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 2 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 4 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 27 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 4 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 9 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesCommon thrips
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 1 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 9 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCrane Flies
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 1 Species
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 2 SpeciesHide beetles
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 23 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xenidae (Pohl & Beutel, 2005) - 1 Species
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
162 Families with 2577 Species in Liberia
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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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