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Distribution path and Subregions of Mauritania (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Mauritania
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Mauritania
Class
Mauritania
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 117 families, 594 genera, 1176 species
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.502    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 en.wikipedia.org
Insecta in species.wikimedia.org
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Mauritania
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     116 families, 592 genera, 1173 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Mauritania
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 104 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 3 SpeciesDarners
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesWhiteflies
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 5 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesRobber flies
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) -> Blaberidae - 1 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 1 SpeciesBraconids
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesJewel beetles
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 3 SpeciesBlow flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 278 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 25 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 1 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesHoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 4 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 2 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 4 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 14 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 21 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dericorythidae (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1902) - 9 Species
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 3 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 13 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 1 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 16 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesSkipjacks
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 4 SpeciesEncyrtids
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 38 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 10 Species
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 1 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesEupelmids
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 2 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaphyridae (Macleay, 1819) - 1 SpeciesThe bumble bee scarab beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 2 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 6 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 2 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 2 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 4 Species
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 2 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 2 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 2 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 7 SpeciesSkimmers
Linognathidae (Webb, 1946) - 1 Species
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 14 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 1 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 18 SpeciesMantids
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 1 Species
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 3 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMembracids
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 5 SpeciesCow ant
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 1 SpeciesMydas flies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 131 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 9 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 4 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 3 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 21 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 1 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 5 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 2 Species
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) -> Psychinae - 1 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 1 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 10 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 5 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 8 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 51 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesScelionids
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHawk Moths
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 5 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 2 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHigher termites
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 1 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 1 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTherevids
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 11 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 39 SpeciesLace bugs
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 2 SpeciesTorymids
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 1 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 5 SpeciesHide beetles
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesSocial Wasps
117 Families with 1175 Species in Mauritania
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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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