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Distribution path and Subregions of Mauritius (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Indian Ocean islands - Mauritius
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Mauritius
Class
Mauritius
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 183 families, 965 genera, 1786 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
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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 en.wikipedia.org
Insecta in species.wikimedia.org
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Mauritius
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     182 families, 964 genera, 1785 species
Subclass
Mauritius
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Mauritius
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 13 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Aclerdidae (Ferris, 1937) - 1 SpeciesAclerdid scales
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 8 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 8 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 5 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 8 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 12 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 17 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 2 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 37 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 1 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 4 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 Species
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesRobber flies
Asterolecaniidae (Cockerell, 1896) - 2 SpeciesAsterolecaniids
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 3 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 13 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 13 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 1 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 13 SpeciesBlow flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 63 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 2 Species
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 5 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 51 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesBiting midges
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 1 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChalcids
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 2 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 3 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHoppers
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 2 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 17 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 1 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 20 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 11 SpeciesPond damselflies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 1 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSquash bugs
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 9 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 82 SpeciesGrass moth
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 14 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 103 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dactylopiidae (Signoret, 1875) - 4 SpeciesCochineals
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 9 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 3 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 1 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 86 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 19 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 4 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) -> Eulophidae - 1 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elenchidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 9 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 70 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 1 SpeciesEriococcids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 6 SpeciesEulophids
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 4 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 10 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 6 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 78 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 41 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 8 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 5 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 10 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Hemipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLeaf Litter Barklice
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 14 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 2 Species
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 1 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesIchneumonids
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 1 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 3 SpeciesDrywood termites
Kinnaridae (Muir, 1925) - 1 SpeciesKinnarid Planthoppers
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 2 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 4 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptopsyllidae (Rothschild & Jordan, 1915) - 1 SpeciesRabbit fleas
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 21 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 1 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 7 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 1 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 SpeciesMantids
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 6 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 1 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 14 SpeciesChafers
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 1 SpeciesMonophlebids
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesFungus gnats
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 1 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nicoletiidae (Escherich, 1905) - 1 SpeciesNicoletiids
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 100 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nogodinidae (Melichar, 1898) - 6 Species
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 5 SpeciesTuft moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) -> Hippoboscidae - 1 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 32 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 41 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 4 SpeciesEnsign scales
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 1 SpeciesStout Barklice
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 8 SpeciesWalking sticks
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 1 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phylliidae (Redtenbacher, 1906) - 1 SpeciesWalking leaves
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 9 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 1 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 2 Species
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 1 Species
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 11 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesRust flies
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 25 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgacrididae (Kevan, 1974) - 1 Species
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 2 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 5 Species
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 4 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 11 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesScelionids
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 2 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesHawk Moths
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 15 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 21 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHigher termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) -> Canacidae - 1 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 4 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 13 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesCommon thrips
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 2 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 38 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 5 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 38 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 2 SpeciesTorymids
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 5 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 8 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
184 Families with 1792 Species in Mauritius
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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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